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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins and John Turturro star in this comedy drama directed by John Slattery and adapted from the novel by Pete Dexter. In the 1970s in the working-class town of God's Pocket, troubled 20-something Leon (Caleb Landry Jones) is seemingly accidentally killed on a building site. At the request of Leon's mother Jeannie (Hendricks), who is convinced there was some foul play, her husband, small-time criminal Mickey Scarpato (Hoffman), investigates the death with the help of his friend Arthur 'Bird' Capezio (Turturro). Meanwhile, the well-known journalist Richard Shellburn (Jenkins) is also searching for the truth behind the incident and gets close to Jeannie in the process.