'Lean on Pete' film reviewIn the adventurous drama 'Lean on Pete' we follow Charlie Thompson, a 15-year-old boy who gets a summer job at a horse racing track and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.
Andrew Haigh is the English-born movie director that made a name for himself with gay dramas such as Greek Pete (2009) and Weekend (2011), establishing a worldwide recognition with 45 Years (2015), starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.
His newest big screen effort is Lean on Pete (2017), which he directed and wrote, based on the novel by Willy Vlautin.
Lean on Pete (2017) tells the story of a teenager, who gets a summer job working for a horse trainer. He befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
Charlie Plummer plays the leading role, and alongside him you can enjoy performances of many great actors and actresses such as Travis Fimmel, Steve Zahn, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and Amy Seimetz.
Lean on Pete (2017) screened on numerous film festivals 2017/2018, but its theatrical release came on April 6, 2018.