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Lean on Pete ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Lonely teenager Charley bonds with horse ‘Lean on Pete’, embarking on an emotional journey across America’s Northwest.

The latest movie from director Andrew Haigh demonstrates his versatility, but after the brilliance of both Weekend and 45 years, it comes as a slight disappointment. 88 more words


Lean On Pete ⭐⭐⭐

Andrew Haigh proves he is great at quietly understating yet heartfelt drama with his first 2 films, Weekend and 45 Years, and he adapts that style as he turns Stateside with the story of a 15 year old boy who lives with his philandering single father in Portland, Oregon who works for Steve Buscemi’s racing horse owner on odd jobs taking care of his horses, in particular, Lean On Pete, who is getting on a bit and face being sold off to Mexico. 168 more words


Lean On Pete - Review (BFI London Film Festival)

With his work on the beautiful ‘Weekend’ and the masterful ’45 years’ (and also of course his work on the sadly short lived HBO television series ‘Looking’) Director Andrew Haigh has surely proven so far that he is one of the most reliable voices working in cinema today. 468 more words

BFI London Film Festival

Lean on Pete premiere: A chat with Charlie Plummer, Andrew Haigh and Tristan Goligher

Lean on Pete is adapted from a novel by Willy Vlautin and follows the story of 15-year-old Charlie Thompson (Charlie Plummer), a lonely boy without a stable home and family, who finds himself with past-his-prime racehorse Pete working his way across America from race course to race course. 211 more words


LFF2017: Brits at home

It’s a weird time to be British, right? Brexit, rising xenophobia, a governing party with the competence of a drunk baby trying to conduct major surgery. 594 more words


TIFF 2017 Day 10: "Darkest Hour," "Lean On Pete," "I, Tonya," "Hostiles," "Vampire Clay"

Busy, busy, busy day today on the 10th day of the festival. I got five more films into my lineup including Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” Andrew Haigh’s “Lean On Pete,” Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya,” Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles,” and Sôichi Umezawa’s “Vampire Clay.” Let’s jump right in! 501 more words

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Lean on Pete (2017) [Drama]

Stop me if you have heard this story before: a young boy with a troubled family starts working at a horsetrack, where he befriends a failing racehorse named Lean On Pete. 403 more words

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