It’s heartwarming to see Judd Apatow’s (The 40 Year Old Virgin) new comedy, which is consistent with his previous work. Scott, the film’s protagonist, lost his father when he was seven years old and grew up with his mother and younger sister in a single-parent household. Scott, who is now in his mid-twenties, is a stoner who has never really matured in his adult life. Then Scott’s mother begins dating again, and he realizes just how much his father’s death has meant to him, and everything changes.
In the lead role, Pete Davidson is a standout. If you like the gavlaben, you’re either a fan of the Saturday Night Live star or you’re not a fan of him. We believe it is only a matter of time before the comedian achieves the same level of success as Seth Rogen in his native country as a result of his big film debut.
Scott is described as “so insane that you make everyone around you feel fucking insane,” which piqued my interest. Also, I had heard good things about the film, so I decided to check it out. In particular, the film about the traumatized, depressed man-child who either brings the rest of the world down with him or figures out how to avoid doing so piqued my interest. “The King of Staten Island” is apprehensive about appearing too serious in front of others. And it wouldn’t be quite as depressing if the film’s lack of genuine laughs were made up for by genuine laughs in the following scenes. If you ignore all of the flaws in terms of thematic depth and character development, “The King of Staten Island” isn’t even close to being as amusing as the best of Apatow or even Davidson’s stand-up material. When it comes to tone, it’s a mess. It doesn’t know how to extract comedy from trauma and depression, and it doesn’t want to go into either of those topics in any depth.