The King of Staten Island ★★★

Full review coming soon but, in brief:

The film's dramatic aspirations fall a bit flat as it isn't fully dedicated to being a drama which it could easily be as the actors are all game for the material and strong enough for it too, even the young Davidson who exudes the necessary vulnerability. There is a multitude of laughs in bits and pieces but not enough to make it an out-and-out comedy either so what you get is something lost in-between genres.