The King of Staten Island (2020)Watch full movie now
Coming-of-age dramedy The King of Staten Island is directed by Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40, Trainwreck), who co-wrote and produced alongside Saturday Night Live writer Dave Sirus and star Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live, Big Time Adolescence and the upcoming The Suicide Squad).
The film follows Scott, who’s been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life. Pete, whose own father was a New York firefighter who died in the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11, was nominated for a 2020 People’s Choice Award for his starring role as Scott.
The King of Staten Island was nominated for the 2021 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy, as well as last year’s People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedy Movie. “The content can be raw, sometimes startling,” says the Wall Street Journal, “but before and after everything else the film is hilarious, and constitutes a cockeyed pantheon of comic performances. On top of that, it is beautiful.”
Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (Spider-Man and Avengers’ May Parker) co-stars, along with BAFTA nominee Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, The Morning Show), Judd’s daughter Maude Apatow (Euphoria), Grammy-nominated stand-up comic and F Is for Family creator Bill Burr, and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi (Fargo, Miracle Workers).