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Lean On Pete

Lean On Pete

A very fine movie that I haven’t stopped thinking about since I saw it. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence.

R • 2h • UK
Please note: some listings had this incorrectly rated PG. It is most assuredly Rated R.

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