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Lean on Pete (2017)Lean on Pete (2017)

Lean on Pete (2017)

Adventure, Drama

7.9

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English

Character-driven, Slice-of-Life, Warm

2017

Andrew Haigh

Alison Elliott, Amy Seimetz, Ayanna Berkshire

121 min

Synopsis

Charley Thompson, a teenager living with his single father, gets a summer job working for horse trainer Del Montgomery. Bonding with an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete, Charley is horrified to learn he is bound for slaughter, and so he steals the horse, and the duo embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier.

Our Take

7.9
Bilal Zouheir

A24 + Steve Buscemi = ?. 

In “Lean on Pete,” Buscemi plays a guy called Del Montgomery (of course), who is a racetrack horse owner in Portland, Oregon. He befriends a kid, Charley (Charlie Plummer in an amazing performance), who had been abandoned by his family and is new to Portland. 

Together they take care of Montgomery’s only horse, until the kid discovers that the horse is set to be slaughtered. He embarks on an impossible journey across the U.S. to try to save the horse while also looking for his family. 

This movie flew under most peoples’ radars. It is truly amazing. If you like “Lean on Pete” you should watch other A24 gems like “Lady Bird” or “The Florida Project.”

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kaybeetoyz

A very engrossing film. Who doesn’t love Steve Buscemi??

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