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He's gone, but Philip Seymour Hoffman has been tucked deep in God's Pocket

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The late Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has been tucked deep in God's Pocket. That's how much He loves him.
Hoffman indeed leaves an indelible mark with one of his final performances, in John Slattery's Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee God's Pocket. The heartfelt drama arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on September 9. Save the date!
After Mickey Scarpato's (Hoffman) trouble-making stepson Leon (Caleb Landry Jones) is killed in a construction "accident," Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news along with the body. But in the gritty, blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood called God's Pocket, no secret can stay hidden forever.
When a local columnist (Richard Jenkins) comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey---whose line of work entails stealing vans of meat with his accomplice Arthur (John Turturro)---quickly finds himself stuck in a life-or-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife (and grieving mother) he can't please and a debt he can't pay.
Based on the novel by the National Book Award winner Pete Dexter and featuring a top-tier cast including Christina Hendricks and Eddie Marsan, acclaimed actor John Slattery's impressive directorial debut God's Pocket is a winning dark comedy that marks the emergence of an inspired directorial presence.