I’m halfway through The King of Staten Island and it’s very relatable

Not gonna lie, your post made me go watch it. I actually cried a few times thinking about how I had no idea what the hell was going on with me for so many years. Like when he tells people he’s just got mental issues. I always told people there was something wrong with me, I just didn’t know what. Like they couldn’t tell, haha.

The robbing the pharmacy scene reminded me so much of when I was being super impulsive as a teenager and was trying to break into people’s houses when they were gone to steal their alcohol. I was with friends, but it was solely my idea. So stupid.

And the driving the car with the eyes closed! Like you said, right off the bat I saw myself. I have mountains near me, and I used to turn off the lights when driving in certain places in the middle of the night just to see what might happen.

Stoner/alcoholic living in my mom’s basement until 21 doing absolutely nothing with my life. But I always thought it was temporary and I’d someday be famous or special someday. Delusional.

The dad thing really got me too. My parents had a super rocky relationship, and my dad was constantly kicked out then welcomed back, and repeat. Then I saw him one day and then never again. I reached out to him recently, but still. I reached because for so many years I suppressed my missing him. And when I finally admitted it to myself, it broke me again. I joked and laughed about him being gone for a long time, and, as in the movie, it was because I was in pain.

Shiiii. I’ve been waiting to see it, but this made me go for it. I’m glad I did.

Thank you.

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