Box Office: $0.1M
PRINCIPAL CASTPhilip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, Caleb Landry Jones, Eddie Marsan, Domenick Lombardozzi, Peter Gerety, Lenny Venito, Sophia Takal, Casey Roberts
WRITERAlex Metcalf, John Slattery, Peter Dexter
PRODUCEREmily Ziff, John Slattery, Sam Bisbee, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERTom Valerio, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Bill Perry, Galt Niederhoffer, Wendy Neu, Michael J. Mailis, Mark Kamine, Dean Devlin, Frank Brenner
In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction ''accident,'' and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay.
Acclaimed actor John Slattery makes an impressive jump behind the camera with an assured directorial debut that shows he has a razor-sharp eye for conveying the absurdity, cruelty, desperation, and tragic optimism of the people he portrays. Like life, his scenes seamlessly fuse humor and heartbreak, but it's Slattery's wit and confident style that make the portrait so authentic. Featuring a top-shelf cast and impeccable cinematography, God's Pocket oozes with talent and marks the emergence of an inspired directorial presence.
violence, language throughout and sexual content