I keep hearing about this new movie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete co-produced by Alicia Keys and George Tillman Jr. I must admit, I’m quite intrigued and plan on seeing it as soon as it hits theaters this Friday! This coming of age tale, reminds me of a lot of experiences that I encountered growing up. It seems like this movie will hit home for anybody who has been through the struggle. With and all-star cast including Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright and more.. I can’t wait to see how the story develops!
Haven’t heard about Mister & Pete? Check out the synopsis and trailer below…
From Codeblack Films and Lionsgate. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Brooks) hard-living mother (Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.
THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough. Director George Tillman, Jr. draws indelible performances from a fantastic cast, which includes Jordin Sparks, Golden Globe® and EMMY®Award winner Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie, and Golden Globe® and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson, all led by Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks in a stunning breakout performance as Mister. The film also features new music by co-producer Alicia Keys.
Mister & Pete hits movie theaters this Friday, make sure you support it and tell me what you think.