Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete

DVD - 2018
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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, 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 owner Del Montgomery and his jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence--until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter.
Publisher: [United States] :, A24 Films,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD Lean
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, 5.1 Dolby digital, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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JCLMargaretO Oct 10, 2018

Great story and great acting, but a heart-breaker for sure. Some scenes are a bit gritty and would not be appropriate for younger children.

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JCLMargaretO Oct 10, 2018

Great story and great acting, but a heart-breaker for sure. Some scenes are a bit gritty and would not be appropriate for younger children.

Sep 23, 2018

This adventure and drama movie is about a teenage boy who lives with his single father, and begins to take care of a horse named Pete. After learning that the horse is being sent for slaughter, he ventures out into the world to find a new place to call home and save the horse. The movie had some amazing casting, with actors that definitely made sense for their roles. I felt at times like some things were slow-paced or a little boring, but by the end of the film I was hooked. I would rate this movie 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to those who like heart warming movies. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Sep 15, 2018

We really enjoyed this movie! It was very realistic acting by a very promising young actor.
With true grit, a decent young man fought the good fight to rid himself of his problems, to achieve a better life. Quite uplifting,

Sep 01, 2018

This movie is horrible! The most depressing movie I've ever seen, it just gets worst. They even kill the horse off. If you like really depressing movies, watch this.

Aug 30, 2018

A depressing movie that just gets more depressing as it goes along. Typical slice of life movie that people seem to love.

Aug 29, 2018

Strong cast supporting this story.

Aug 17, 2018

A well acted movie with a good storyline if you don’t examine it too much for some implausibility.

Aug 06, 2018

Lean on Pete is a horse the young boy uses to help himself through a terrible time in his life.

Aug 06, 2018

This is a well produced movie: directing, acting, script and sets. Charlie Plummer - who is not related to Christopher Plummer - is a name to keep track of for bigger things to come. This is his second movie I've watched and he's an excellent young actor. He was able to carry this movie.

This would be a good movie if you like drama.

Jul 21, 2018

I'd say all parties did well in selecting this novel for adaptation. I cared very much about the young protagonist here, on a quest and carrying the burden of decency. The author has been described as a poet of the impoverished, which seems to fit here. Much as I'd like to recommend it to young men, most would probably not thank me for it. Others will identify flaws. I like it just as it is.


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