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People are praising Pete Davidson's heartwarming movie after it landed on Netflix, and it totally deserves the hype. Check out the trailer below:
Like him or not, Davidson is everywhere. On any given day the comedian might be creating sketches for SNL, taking Kim Kardashian on cute dates, or even purchasing a Staten Island Ferry, yep a whole ferry, with his SNL co-star Colin Jost.
Now, it seems people can't get get enough of his acting as one of Davidson's projects is going viral.
Back in 2020, Davidson released The King of Staten Island, a comedy that he co-wrote with Judd Apatow and Dave Sirus.
The film, which has secured a respectable 75 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer, stars Davidson as Scott, a struggling tattoo artist coming to terms with his firefighter dad's death.
Davidson's own father was a firefighter who tragically lost his life in 9/11.
Now, fans are reacting to the heartfelt film on Twitter, with one viewer saying: "Recently watched The King of Staten Island starring @marisatomei and Pete Davidson. It's actually one of the best films to come out of @netflix for a while. I highly recommend watching it. I rate it a f*ck ton of tattoos outta ten."
recently watched The King of Staten Island starring @marisatomei and Pete Davidson. It's actually one of the best films to come out of @netflix for a while. I highly recommend watching it. I rate it a fuck ton of tattoos outta ten pic.twitter.com/2cGH6mufYQ— PattaKake (@PattaPresents) April 23, 2022
Another said: "So, The King Of Staten Island is now in my top 3 movies of all time wanted to watch it for ages and it didn’t disappoint"
While a third added: "Can’t recommend a film more than King of Staten Island, absolutely amazing."
Davidson earlier spoke to LADbible about the experience of making such a personal film: "It wasn't too difficult because I had Judd there at the helm. Judd and I have a great relationship and he's always very sensitive to how I'm feeling and my issues.
watched the king of staten island and i finally understand the pete davidson hype x— sock (@whomisher) April 21, 2022
"We just really talked about everything and were really open and honest. I think because there was such a loving environment around it was rather easy for me to do this."
While director and co-writer Apatow said of the film: "[Scott's] life isn't going the way he wants, he's kind of lost. Only by letting go of some of his friends who are taking him in a bad direction can he evolve and grow up.
"We all have turning point moments in our lives where we can make good decisions or really bad decisions, and this is about him hitting bottom in a bunch of ways."
The King Of Staten Island is available to stream on Netflix now.
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