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Lean on Pete Rated 15

Lean on Pete

Dir. Andrew Haigh. UK, 2017. 2h 2m. Starring Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Amy Seimetz.

A poignant and compassionate portrait of lost souls living on the fringes of contemporary American society by acclaimed British director Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Weekend). A young homeless boy forms a bond with a failing racehorse as a means of escaping from his troubled life.

’What's most winning about Lean on Pete is how Haigh never lingers on misery. He's as interested in surprising kindnesses and the goodness of most folks as he is in life's knocks.’ ★★★★ Dave Calhoun, Time Out

'Haigh's storytelling is fittingly economical-he doesn't waste a shot, a line of dialogue, an opportunity for a telling detail. His characters, after all, can't afford to waste anything.’ ★★★★★ A. A. Dowd, The AV Club