Lean On Pete
Andrew Haigh (45 Years) adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel is an original coming-of-age tale.
Fifteen-year-old Charley lives with his alcoholic father (Travis Fimmel) in a run-down house on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. In an effort to help his dad stay afloat, Charley takes a job at a local racetrack where he befriends jaded trainer Del (Steve Buscemi) and burnt-out jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) while caring for an aging horse named Lean on Pete. But as things break down at home and Del announces Pete will be turfed out to an uncertain fate, Charley steals Pete and heads out into the vast American wilderness. Featuring an incredible breakout performance by Charlie Plummer, ‘Lean on Pete’ is a poignant, compassionate and heart-rending portrait of love, loss and acceptance.
★★★★ “A standout performance from Plummer makes this thoughtful drama swing” - Ed Gibbs, Little White Lies
★★★★ “Rivetingly beautiful” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph