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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
The sons (Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon) of two drug-addled hookers must fend for themselves after one's mother goes missing and the other (Jennifer Hudson) is arrested.

Cast: Skylan Brooks , Ethan Dizon , Jennifer Hudson , Anthony Mackie , Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje , Jeffrey Wright , Julito McCullum , Jordin Sparks

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

Release Date: October 11th, 2013|2 hr. min.

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  • Director George Tillman Jr. compellingly probes how parentless kids cope without financial resources or adults who give a damn. show more

  • Michael Starrbury’s astute script draws us in slowly, depicting the realities of Mister and Pete’s lives in progressive reveals. show more

  • The real defeat in this ambling fairy tale of hardship, abandonment and resilience is that two potentially winning central characters -- and the tender young actors who play them -- are let down by a programmed screenplay that’s short on narrative muscle. show more

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  • November 11, 2013 Gary Joyner
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    The inevitable defeat of Mister and Pete is a real good movie about the lives of two children, who are forced to grow up fast during a New York summer. The acting is great and story is believable. I am going to purchase a copy when it comes out on DVD.

  • October 18, 2013 Kate
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    Good movie. Mister is brave beyond his years. Pete, with that adorable face, can melt a hardened criminal\'s heart with just 1 teardrop. By the end of the film, I wanted to adopt these two boys.

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