Mickey makes ends-meet by partaking in petty crime and gambling, with his friend Arthur , and then spending most of it in the local flea-pit bar before stumbling home to his long-suffering wife Jeanie. When his mentally unstable step-son, Leon, is killed by a co-worker on a construction site – a crime that is quickly covered up and explained away as an ‘accident’, nobody in the depressed blue collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket is particularly sorry, except of course his own mother. Mickey tries to bury the bad news along with the body, but when Jeanie demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a struggle between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.
Certificate: 15 Drama
Dir. John Slattery, US, 2014, 88 mins
Cast: Christina Hendricks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eddie Marsan, Caleb Landry Jones