HollywoodChicago.com On-Air Reviews of ‘The King of Staten Island’ & ’Working Man’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 11th, 2020, discussing new VOD releases “The King of Staten Island” and “Working Man.”

The King of Staten Island Pete Davidson (“Saturday Night Live”) co-wrote and stars in this slice-of-live portrait that he calls “70% autobiographical. It also features Marisa Tomei, comedian Bill Burr and Steve Buscemi. It’s currently available on streaming platforms through Video-On-Demand. 3.5/5 stars.

The King of Staten Island
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HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Working Man is an indie film set in the industrial suburbs of Chicago (but unnamed in the film). Peter Gerety is the title character, a quiet schlub who is mourning the loss of his only son due to suicide, and at the same time gets laid off from his factory job. Features Talia Shire (“Rocky” series) as his wife, and Billy Brown as his co-worker, who motivates him in a different way. 3.5/5 stars.

Working Man
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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviews both films, during the Scott Thompson Show on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, June 11th, 2020 …

“The King of Staten Island” features Pete Davidson, Bill Burr, Marisa Tomei and Steve Buscemi. Written by Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson and Dave Sirus. Directed by Judd Apatow. Rated “R.” “Working Man” features Peter Gerety, Talia Shire and Billy Brown. Written and directed by Richard Jury. Not Rated. Both films available through Video-On-Demand, on various streaming platforms.

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