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The Power of the Dog Review 'Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the great actors working today'

Lean On Pete Official Trailer & Poster

From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend; 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete —a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson ( Charlie Plummer ) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray ( Travis Fimmel ), 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 ( Steve Buscemi ) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie ( Chloë Sevigny ) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until 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