Described as “a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island”, Judd Apatow’s latest stars Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson. It’s available to rent from June 12.
Here’s the synopsis:
Scott (Davidson) 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, and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey.
But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter, 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.
The trailer – especially *that* tattoo – is much better than the synopsis led me to expect, as Scott is forced to pull his weight with the family and deal with his grief.
Directed by Apatow from a script he co-wrote with Davidson and former SNL writer Dave Sirus, the film also stars Marisa Tomei as Scott’s mum, Maud Apatow as his sister, Bill Burr as her new boyfriend Ray, and Bel Powley as Kelsey. Steve Buscemi is Papa, a veteran firefighter who takes Scott under his wing.