The King of Staten Island

USA 2020. dir. Judd Apatow. 137 mins.

Available on Blu-Ray, Digital and DVD

Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Reviewer Ed Farolan

Based on a true story, writer/actor Pete Davidson plays the role of Scott Carlin, a 24 year old high school dropout, who lives with his mother Margie and his sister Claire on Staten Island. In the film, Davidson's character Scott, named in honour of his late dad, is also dealing with his firefighter father's death. Scott's dad also died when he was 7, but unlike Davidson's father, it was while responding to a hotel fire.

This film mostly targets millenials who are into drugs and socil media. It's my children's generation, and although I'm not much into it, the film gives an insight into how millenials are--still dependent on parents who want to get rid of their dependency, a generation of misfits, and so forth.

I'm not disparaging millenials, but in the evolution of mankind, one genertion differes from another, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Like the majority of reviews, I'de give this film seven out of ten.

© 2020 Ed Farolan