The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete 2013-10-11 ( current )

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Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

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**Between the parent's absence and the child protective service, the struggle lies!** This is a wonderful film, but not the first time I'm seeing. I mean there's a similar film called 'Children of Invention' about two Chinese-American kids. So this film tells the similar story about two kids whose parents were drug addicts. After they were taken by the cops, the two boys try to live by themselves, struggling to feed and hiding all day and night long from the authorities. But how long this thing can go and with a little message, the story comes to an end. I won't say it was better than the other title I mentioned, but surely well developed than that. Still, I did not like the conclusion. There are some flawed parts like the shopkeeper trying to avenge in front of the cops. Yet the overall film was kind of realistic. That approach is what I liked from this. The two lead kids were brilliant. The entire film revolves around them, basically the camera never takes off the lens from them. At some point it gets emotional, but the negativity was actually telling the truth. I mean the child welfare is to protect them, but not in this film, any film around the world, they are portrayed like they are the child snatchers. Like a boogeyman. That must change which is in the hands of the organisation to alter their approach to handling such situation. Definitely it is a must see film, despite a few defects. The theme was strong with drugs and sex references, so I think it is not suitable for the kids, despite two kids in the lead. But I think it would work if they were supervised by their parents. _7/10_

  • Skylan Brooks
  • Ethan Dizon
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Anthony Mackie
  • George Tillman, Jr. (Director)
  • Michael Starrbury (Writer)
  • Reed Morano (Director of Photography)
  • Alicia Keys (Executive Producer)
  • Alicia Keys (Original Music Composer)

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United States of America



Release Date:

2013-10-11 USA

Run Time:

108 min