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Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Clifton Collins Jr.,
When Mickey's crazy step-son Leon is killed in a construction 'accident', nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Written by
This film tells the story of a man whose son is killed in an workplace accident. His wife insists on finding out the truth, and things descend into a downward spiral.
"God's Pocket" is a very sad film, as many tragic events happen in a deprived neighborhood. Characters are developed very well, making the film engaging. In the short time that the son appears in the film, he appears so obnoxious that viewers have little sympathy for him. The mother is stricken with grief, and makes poor decisions. It's a real fun about real people. Given it's one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last film, it deserves more attention.
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