The King of Staten Island

The King of Staten Island

DVD - 2020
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Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He's now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, living with his mother, spending his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys, and secretly hooking up with his girlfriend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.
Publisher: [Universal City, California] :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2020]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Oct 09, 2020

I starting watching this movie about 5 days ago. Even today, I have to try to remember just what it's about. Yes, I remember now. If you have to work at it, well...

Once upon an era, there were "teen movie" dramas, with the likes of now mostly-unknown stars such as Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens and Pat Boone. Some of these (April Love) made almost as much noise when first released as King of Staten Island. Will this movie be as forgotten in 50 years as Parrish and Susan Slade? How about ... ten years from now?

Difference: the forces that drive the stay-at-home slacker character is internal, not, as in the oldies movies, external.

This is a "teen movie," 21st century style. Subtitle: Father Dies, Kid Fights Depression. Today, it's all about PTSD, it seems, not teenage pregnancy, romantic entanglements or domestic abuse, all yesterday's preoccupations.

Starring young unknowns, the movie provokes these questions: Is it a drama? Pretty lightweight, if it is. No deadly menace here. Is it a comedy? (A few chuckles, nothing much more.). Kudos for garnering notoriety in the year of Covid. Very few movies have achieved this. That enough for you? Not enough for me. Pulled the DVD 30 minutes in.

Sep 19, 2020

A clever, heartwarming story with endearing characters. I could watch it again.

Aug 26, 2020

Now available at Redbox for two bucks! I found this movie highly entertaining and cleverly original. Likable (mostly) characters and good funny story.


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