Deep underneath its greasy, dishevelled characters, God’s Pocket has community at its heart. Outside of the plot, this is a film about the claustrophobia of a certain type of neighbourhood and the unlucky individuals who can’t get out of them. 472 more words
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Tonally confused, unfunny and slightly insulting to boot – God’s Pocket is riddled with flaws.
God’s Pocket tells the bleak story of the struggling everyman in an ultra trashy American neighbourhood, and it tells the story of crime within a close-knit community and it also tells the darkly comedic story of a man trying to raise funds for his stepson’s funeral… it tries to do all of these at the same time, and fails. 508 more words
“GOD’S POCKET” CONFIRMS just how much we’ll miss the unfussy, natural, low-keyed brilliance of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Here he plays Mickey Scarpato, a struggling workingman and part-time petty thief – a description we are told (by the voice over of the area’s celebrant, journalist Richard Shelburn) would fit any of the inhabitants. 527 more words