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At Theaters: 4/6/2018 On Video: 7/10/2018
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 1 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601161
Studio: A24
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Based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete-a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy's connection to a very special racehorse.
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Adventure Drama
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Charlie Plummer ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD
Steve Buscemi MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
Chloe Sevigny LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, MELINDA AND MELINDA
Wri/Dir: Andrew Haigh 45 YEARS
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good I marveled at the humanist depth of the world Haigh creates, one that can only be rendered by a truly great writer and director, working near the top of his game. Haigh's gift for character can sometimes overshadow his technical ability when people write about his work, but there's a mesmerizing rhythm to "Lean on Pete” that drives the narrative.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Good Sobs are earned the hard way in this moving drama, which grips you with such scrappy humor and no-bull grit and grace that you'll be hooked. ...the hypnotic and haunting Lean on Pete works miracles in miniature, painting a portrait of a marginalized America that cuts deep.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Above Average The film ends immediately as Charley is finally free to begin to unburden and heal himself, and it's hard to shake the feeling that the next steps of his life would prove more moving and illuminating than the sweeping but rather emotionally static journey Haigh shows us.

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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's gruff owner, Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi), and seasoned jockey, Bonnie (Chloe Sevigny), help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend's life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn't seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.
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