Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny
  • UK release: 16 February 2017

Teenage Charley (Plummer) goes to work for grizzled horse trainer Del (Buscemi) and befriends the titular horse, before going on the road in search of his aunt. Haigh’s delicate directorial style makes a desperately sad coming-of-age tale very watchable, helped by Plummer’s appealingly understated performance.

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Performance times

Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton (0.0 miles)

Preston Circus, Brighton, BN1 4NA
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Lean on Pete

4 Oct 20174 stars

LFF 2017: Andrew Haigh brings a light touch to a desperately sad coming-of-age tale

'There's only so many times you can fall down, right?' Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) tells young Charley (Charlie Plummer), as she recounts the twists and turns of her hard-knock life. It's one of many such conversations; the adults here have been saddled with…

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