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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

 -  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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$254,279 (USA) (11 October 2013)

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$487,348 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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This drama is acted by Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks, both singers that came famous after their appearance in the American Idol TV show, following by getting into the actress carrier. See more »

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Mom Gloria: You think getting a job is going to save us? Nobody's gonna help us. They never have. They never will.
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Better You, Better Me
Written by Marsha Ambrosius, Alicia Keys, and Steve Mostyn
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This film needs a much higher rating
26 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Sundance and the cast and crew got about four standing ovations. People who raved about Fruitvale said this film tops it. This a great film! This film is a cross between Spike Lee's Clockers (1995) and Hirokazu Koreeda's Nobody Knows (2004), with a bit of Fresh (1994) mixed in. Based on a true story, Nobody Knows portrays siblings who are abandoned by their mother and forced to survive on their own. Resiliency is a trait of many urban kids. Even in tragedy they were just kids. Mister and Pete doesn't try to let the audience "off the hook". The performances pull you in, or at least it did for me.

I was surprised to see how low the ratings were for this film.


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