Lean On Pete

Waipa Post - - Cinema Scene -

I have seen this and think it is a very good film for Te Awa­mutu and sur­round­ing ar­eas, so by spe­cial ar­range­ment with Mark Cham­ber­lain we are pleased to be able to show it here. — Al­lan Webb

It's a pow­er­ful and mov­ing com­ing of age, present-day western.

Fif­teen-year-old Charley Thomp­son ar­rives in Port­land, Ore­gon with his sin­gle fa­ther Ray, both of them ea­ger for a fresh start af­ter a se­ries of hard knocks.

While Ray de­scends into per­sonal tur­moil, Charley finds ac­cep­tance and ca­ma­raderie at a lo­cal race­track where he lands a job car­ing for an ag­ing Quar­ter Horse named Lean On Pete.

The horse's gruff owner Del Mont­gomery and his sea­soned jockey Bon­nie help Charley fill the void of his fa­ther's ab­sence­un­til he dis­cov­ers that Pete is bound for slaugh­ter, prompt­ing him to take ex­treme mea­sures to spare his new friend's life.

Charley and Pete head out into the great un­known, em­bark­ing on an odyssey across the new Amer­i­can fron­tier in search of a lov­ing aunt Charley hasn't seen in years.

They ex­pe­ri­ence ad­ven­ture and heart­break in equal mea­sure, but never lose their ir­re­press­ible hope and re­siliency as they pur­sue their dream of find­ing a place they can call home.

It's hard to imag­ine any­one watch­ing Lean On Pete and not root­ing hard for Charley's wish to come true.

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