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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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Alice
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Dip Stick
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Kenneth Maharaj ...
Store Owner (as Ken Maharaj)
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Officer Redd
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Mr. Carey
Kate Buddeke ...
Neighbor Lady
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Group Home Lady
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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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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

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 »

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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Quiet Dog Bite Hard
Written by Jean Daval and Dante Smith
Performed by Mos Def
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The movie is emotionally draining but very much worth seeing especially for the kid playing Mister.
3 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Is it OK not to love your mom?" Mister (Brooks) is having a tough time at school not only fitting in but with his grades as well. When he leaves the only place he has to go is home, to his drug addicted and basically absent mother Gloria (Hudson). One day he comes home to find Pete, a kid he knows in his room. Gloria informs Mister they will be taking care of him for a few days but no one sees what is coming next. First of all I have to start by saying this is a fantastic movie but hard to watch. I would compare it to Precious in that way. This one deals with how the kids take care of themselves in the only way they know how rather then living with an abusive mother. The movie is emotionally draining but very much worth seeing especially for the kid playing Mister. He was amazing in this and deserves some sort of nomination. He really brings powerful emotions to this and even when he breaks the law in some scenes you are still rooting for him. I can not say enough about this movie and it deserves to be seen by a larger audience then it will get. Overall, emotionally draining but a must see movie. I highly recommend this. I give it an A.


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