Watch Staten Island Summer
- 1 hr 48 min
In the comedy Staten Island Summer, two teen boys hatch a plan to throw a huge party. This spin on the typical teen sex comedy is set in a lesser-known borough of New York City. The film follows young friends Danny and Frank as they come to terms with their changing lives during the summer after they graduate from high school. They're both heading off to college in the fall, so they'll have one last chance to live out the idyllic summers they've enjoyed through their childhoods. They're working as lifeguards on a beach, which provides lots of opportunity for hijinks, sexy fun, and hilariously difficult situations that the boys get themselves into. Their primary focus is an end-of-summer party that will be wild and crazy. The film very easily fits into the formula of the teenage sex comedy that was developed in the 1980s with movies such as Porky's. The film was produced by Saturday Night Live showrunner Lorne Michaels, and it features SNL cast members Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Will Forte, Colin Jost, and others. Also included is regular SNL contributor Fred Armisen. The film was released directly to digital video in 2015 without a theatrical release. It has received mostly negative reviews from critics and audiences, who tended to find the film unfunny and derivative.