The King of Staten Island

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  • Featurette 1
  • Official Clip: Claire asks Scott if hell be okay without her

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys-Oscar, Igor and Richie -and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend 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.

Cast

  • Pete Davidson
  • Bel Powley
  • Ricky Velez
  • Lou Wilson
  • Moises Arias
  • Carly Aquilino
  • Marisa Tomei
  • Maude Apatow
  • Robert Vidal Iii
  • Angus Costello

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Steve Buscemi was a New York City firefighter before becoming an actor. In November 2000, Buscemi told Salon interviewer Stephen Lemons that he was with Engine 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy for four years in the early 1980s. He took acting classes after about a year on the job, and stayed with the FDNY while acting in plays and movies. Buscemi quit firefighting in 1984 to pursue acting full-time. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he returned to his old fire station to help search for survivors in the rubble of the World Trade Center.
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Goofs

  • While she's at the college party, Claire's clothes change.
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Quotes

    • Kelsey: What are those numbers on your arm?
    • Scott Carlin: That's the date my dad died.
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Metacritic

80
Jun 8, 2020

The King of Staten Island is nothing if not conventional in its arc and themes, and has some of the usual Apatow aggravations, but it's winning: relaxed, generous, suffused with warmth and a surprisingly delicate sorrow.

Metacritic review by Jon Frosch
Jon Frosch
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Jun 8, 2020

At 137 minutes, The King of Staten Island is a long movie, but not too long. I never got bored or wanted Apatow to wrap things up. If anything I wanted to spend more time with some of the supporting characters, particularly Bel Powley as Scott’s longtime friend (turned occasional hookup partner) Kelsey.

Metacritic review by Matt Singer
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
60
Jun 8, 2020

It has a loping, lowkey charm and doesn’t require too much of your attention, and the plot is predictable enough that you could miss substantial chunks of it and not lose your way. You’re in the passenger seat, and it’s a nice ride as long as you don’t care where you’re going.

Metacritic review by Sam Adams
Sam Adams
Slate