Here is the trailer for God’s Pocket, which was one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final films. This is one of a few films he had finished before he died in February, along with A Most Wanted Man and Mockingjay. God’s Pocket is the first of those to hit theaters, with a planned release on May 9.
I saw God’s Pocket at Sundance. It is a very dark, very funny movie about a working class neighborhood in Philadelphia. Hoffman plays Mickey, a man who is trying to find out what actually caused his stepson’s “accidental” death. Hilarity ensues. So does a lot of weeping. And violence. It has gotten mixed reviews, but I liked it. Directed by John Slattery, it also stars Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, and Richard Jenkins. You can watch our video review here.