God's Pocket

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  88 min.
Release Date: May 9, 2014 - May 9, 2014 (USA)
DVD: September 23, 2014

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Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Eddie Marsan, Peter Gerety, Caleb Landry Jones, Domenick Lombardozzi, Joyce Van Patten

Synopsis

In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's (Philip Seymour Hoffman) crazy stepson, Leon (Caleb Landry Jones), is killed in a construction “accident,” and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist (Richard Jenkins) 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.

Based on the novel by Pete Dexter.

Director: John Slattery
Studio: IFC Films
Producer(s): Emily Ziff, Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, John Slattery, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Screenplay: John Slattery, Alex Metcalf

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  • 4 stars "Amazing and dark. funny, quirky, tragic...."