Horsey yarn is a winner alright

Lean On Pete charts the coming of age of an abandoned teenage boy as he forms a relationship with an ageing racehorse

6th May, 2018
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Charlie Plummer in Lean On Pete

Horses have been used as therapy animals for movie kids since the early days, from Black Beauty to Into the West, but rarely with the honesty and sensitivity of Lean On Pete, which charts the coming of age of an abandoned teenage boy as he forms a relationship with an ageing racehorse. A powerful alloy composed of modest materials, just about every frame of British director Andrew Haigh’s first American film says something incisive and...

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