Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete

Blu-ray Disc - 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: [New York, New York] :, A24 Films,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY FICTION LEA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,5.1 DTS-HD Master audio,rda
video file,Blu-ray,region A,rda

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lizardi
Mar 01, 2021

The young lead actor who plays Charlie is quite good. The movie itself is so freaking depressing, though, that after yet another tragedy hits this young man's life, I had to turn it off. I am not adverse to stories about folks living downtrodden lives - at the moment I am reading Hillbilly Elegy. But, I am not a fan of Chloe Sevigny, either.

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maipenrai
Nov 14, 2020

Charlie Plummer is very compelling as the teen who finds solace in the company of a race horse that he rescues. Recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Jane_Sm
Jul 18, 2020

You'll be disappointed if you expect, as we did, a feel-good story about a boy and his horse. Be forewarned [spoiler alert] that it's a mix of feel-good and where-the-hell-did-that-come-from "realism."

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avocadotree
Sep 17, 2019

Something really annoyed me about this movie. But I guess I'm one of the few who disliked it. I've read some of Vlautin's novels and some of them were pretty good. Unfortunately I couldn't get into the casting or story line although many others did.

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jrn520
Aug 20, 2019

Heart-wrenching. Reading the book, one makes one's own pictures. Seeing the movie....
anti- North American dream, anti- Secretariat (great flik). Fast-forward to an hour:45 for something that gives you hope.

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INVS
Mar 09, 2019

I probably made the mistake of watching the Special Features first. When I realized the ending I never watched the film. Despite fine acting & storyline, I just couldn't watch it. Quick return for others waiting.

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uncommonreader
Feb 03, 2019

Yet another Hollywood version of the American Dream.

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Olivia__h
Jan 15, 2019

I really liked this 'human study' piece. Not for those who want fast and intense; this is more ponderous. It follows Charlie a 15 year old boy on his journey into adolescence after his mother abandons him as a baby. He and his alcoholic- womanizing father survive. Can Charlie figure out how to thrive? Follow his tragic journey through homelessness and devastation to see if he gets that chance that we all hope for. The actor playing Charlie is mesmerizing in his portrayal of this young hero.

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greatflicks
Jan 01, 2019

We thought it was a good movie, worth the time spent watching.

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ralwal
Oct 29, 2018

Good story, well told.

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