• The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

    Where To Watch
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Poster

Release Date: October 11th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2014

R|1 hr 48 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

Production Co: Floren Shieh Productions, State Street Pictures, Venture Forth, Unified Pictures, Archer Gray Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Trailers & Clips

view all

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • 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

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

  • Though it boasts an eye-catching roster of supporting performances — Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Mackie — most of the running time is spent with Mister (Skylan Brooks) and Pete (Ethan Dizon), and both child actors hold your attention impressively. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

We've created a new, improved account experience

Why register?
  • Log in and never lose your favorite theaters
  • Access your favorite theaters from any device
  • Registration is easy for new & existing Aol.com users
register nowCurrent Aol.com users, sign in & migrate now