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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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Drama

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Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

A Inevitável Derrota de Mister & Pete  »

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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 »

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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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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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You Are Too Much For the Human Heart
Written by Hermon Hitson
Performed by Hermon Hitson
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precious meets slumdog millionaire
3 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! the acting was amazing, it was beautifully written and directed and the soundtrack is amazing. definitely one of my favorites this year. I loved that it is a contemporary story about what it must be like to be hungry in America and living on the edge of poverty but it is never heavy handed or melodramatic. there have been a ton of really good African American films released this year but this is the only one which is based in the here and the now versus a history lesson of one sort or another. It is also unique in that it is from a kid's perspective which is innocent and less bleak than an adult's. Also there is a great new song from Alicia keys at the end of the movie which has never been released.


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