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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete


Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content.

R In Theaters 10/11/2013 , 108min.
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Plot & Details

During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister's (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister's vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Michael Starrbury Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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