Lean on Pete
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You can't get anywhere on your own.
A 15-year-old homeless teen (Charlie Plummer, The Dinner) goes in search of his only known relative in this drama co-starring Steve Buscemi and Chloë Sevigny.
"Charley is a 15-year-old lost soul, pent up in a fleabag Portland apartment with his abrasive father. He goes looking for a summer job and ends up meeting Del (Buscemi), a grizzled horseman kicking around the small-time circuit training and racing quarter horses with his partner, Bonnie (Sevigny), a jockey. In no time they become an inseparable trio, and Charley discovers a genuine love for the animals. He grows particularly attached to a failing racehorse named Lean On Pete. But when he discovers that his beloved horse has reached the end of his racing days and is due to be disposed of by the unsentimental and practical Del, Charley ends up on a cross-country adventure through the beautiful mountains and plains of the interior." (Toronto International Film Festival)
- Andrew Haigh('45 Years', 'Weekend')
- Andrew Haigh (based on the novel of the same name by Willy Vlautin)
Rating: M Violence & offensive language
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