Lean on Pete Poster

Release Date: March 30th, 2018

R|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
A homeless teen in Oregon whose best friend is a failing racehorse sets off on a difficult journey to find his only known relative, who once lived 1,000 miles away in Wyoming.

Cast: Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Justin Rain, Lewis Pullman, Bob Olin, Teyah Hartley, Kurt Conroyd

Director: Andrew Haigh

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Bureau, BFI Film Fund, Film4

Distributors: A24

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The anguish and determination that Plummer can display with just a look or subtle motion is heartbreaking; this is the kind of naturalistic acting that can just kick you in the stomach. show more

  • There’s a wistful quality to the storytelling which softens some of the sharper edges of tragedy and hardship in this undeniably affecting picture. show more

  • This is a compassionately observed story told with unimpeachable naturalism and without a grain of sentimentality, propelled by a remarkable performance from Charlie Plummer that's both internalized and emotionally raw. show more

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