• The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

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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

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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

  • 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

  • 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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