This is a semi-biographic movie about the lead actor and stand-up comedian Pete Davidson’s life who lost his firefighter dad in the 9/11 terrorist attack when Pete was only seven years old. This movie is very personal to him and it shows in his great performance. He is really great in this movie. As far as performances go, almost every performance was very likeable. Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Steve Buscemi and Moises Arias are all good in this movie. I’d say the only performance issue I had were sometimes with Maude Apatow and Bel Powley.
I didn’t really have any major issues with this movie at all. There were too many unsuccessful joke attempts in the first 15-20 minutes, but the humor got better later. This movie got some genuine laughs out of me. The movie could also easily have had a shorter runtime. The movie dragged quite a bit. I wasn’t bored or anything, but, some scenes could have been cut out. If they cut out maybe 15 minutes, the runtime and the pacing of this movie would have been just right.
Judd Apatow, director of comedies such as The 40-year-old virgin, This is 40, Knocked up – Judd Apatow has made his best movie yet. Not the funniest movie of his, but, when you look at the movie overall, it is his best. I really recommend you check out this movie and I’m going to give it 8/10*.
Director: Judd Apatow
Written by: Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson
Cast: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Steve Buscemi
Runtime: 2 hours 17 minutes