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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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George Tillman Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skylan Brooks ... Mister
Ethan Dizon ... Pete
Jennifer Hudson ... Mom Gloria
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Sergeant Pike
Jordin Sparks Thomas ... Alice (as Jordin Sparks)
Julito McCullum ... Dip Stick
Anthony Mackie ... Kris
Jeffrey Wright ... Henry
Kenneth Maharaj ... Store Owner (as Ken Maharaj)
Nikkieli DeMone Nikkieli DeMone ... Officer Redd
Joseph Adams ... Mr. Carey
Kate Buddeke Kate Buddeke ... Neighbor Lady
Joey Auzenne ... Officer Duckworth
Adriane Lenox ... Group Home Lady
Kate Geller ... Assistant
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Inevitável Derrota de Mister & Pete See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$254,279, 13 October 2013

Gross USA:

$494,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$506,303
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

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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Connections

References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Vaughn (f. Samuel Henry)
Written by Vaughn "VonJeff" Jefferson, A. Supreme Wilder
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The movie is emotionally draining but very much worth seeing especially for the kid playing Mister.
3 January 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee 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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