On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor..... See full summary »
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parent's jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
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
An old abandoned block yard was used as the location for the construction site. See more »
Throughout the movie, modern vehicles can be seen parked and driving in the background. See more »
The working men of God's Pocket are simple men. They work. They follow their teams. They marry and have children who rarely leave the Pocket. Everyone here has stolen something from somebody else... Or when they were kids, they set someone's house on fire... Or they ran away when they should have stayed and fought. They know who cheats at cards and who slaps their kids around. And no matter what anybody does, they're still here. And whatever they are is what they are. ...
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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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