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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

R  |   |  Drama  |  25 January 2013 (USA)
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A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

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A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

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Only the strong Rise Above.

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Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Mister & Pete gegen den Rest der Welt  »

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$254,279 (USA) (11 October 2013)

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$487,348 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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This drama features performances byJennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks, both singers that became famous after their appearances in the American Idol TV show, followed by acting careers. See more »

Quotes

Mister: I'll be back for you.
Pete: Promise?
Mister: I promise.
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References Fargo (1996) See more »

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Summer on Smash
Written by Nassir Jones, Kasseem Dean, Miguel
Performed by Nas feat. Miguel and Swizz Beats
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Amazing actors telling an often overlooked story
4 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky to see this at the Milwaukee Film Festival with the director, writer and two leads in attendance. The children who play the 2 main characters gave incredibly honest and nuanced performances, especially considering the harsh reality of the characters. Skylan Brooks has some real acting chops and I can't wait to see what he does next.

Apparently it took quite a while to get the film funded and then distributed - until some bigger names like Jennifer Hudson signed on, they studios responded saying "No one will pay to see a film about inner city children." This film, however, is not only important (because of its oft overlooked subjects) but also beautifully told with compelling characters. I found myself laughing as well as gasping in shock, sitting on the edge of my seat, and tearing up.

Even 5 days after seeing it, I'm still thinking about it and how this story plays out every day. Now that's a well told story!


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