Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new ...
Lean on Pete is a 2017 British drama film written and directed by Andrew Haigh, based on the novel of the same name by Willy Vlautin.It stars Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel and Steve Buscemi, and follows a 15-year-old boy who begins to work at a stable and befriends an ailing racehorse.
In ways I wouldn’t spoil, “Lean on Pete” becomes something of a road movie about a boy and the horse who gives the movie its name. As the film builds momentum, Charlie’s situation becomes increasingly desperate and moving, but never in a way that feels melodramatic.
The other is Pete (otherwise known as Lean on Pete), a quarter horse Charley meets at the local race track. They bond. Pete is a sentient being for Charlie, not a piece of property to be owned, raced, bet upon and sold. Both beings are lonely in their way, Charley motherless and jobless, Pete incarcerated and enslaved.
Lean on Pete Release Date: When was it released? Lean on Pete was released in 2018 on Friday, April 6, 2018 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including You Were Never Really Here, A Quiet Place and Blockers. Released; Now Playing Get Showtimes Buy Tickets . United States April 6, 2018 Limited Canada April ...
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Lean on Pete (2017) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Lean on Pete (2017) Awards. Showing all 11 wins and 16 nominations. British Independent Film Awards 2018 Nominee British Independent Film Award: Best Director
Charlie Plummer, Actor: Looking for Alaska. Charlie Plummer stars in the A24 release Lean On Pete, written and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years) and featuring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny and Travis Fimmel. At the end of 2017, he appeared in Ridley Scott's kidnap thriller All the Money in the World, playing John Paul Getty III alongside Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark ...