Mr. Haigh’s previous feature was “45 Years,” a drama of marital distress, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, in which the strongest feelings went unspoken. The words in his new film are pungent in themselves, but they’re given greater power by Mr. Plummer’s remarkable performance.
This is a compassionately observed story told with unimpeachable naturalism and without a grain of sentimentality, propelled by a remarkable performance from Charlie Plummer that's both internalized and emotionally raw.
Producer: Aimee Lynn Barneburg, Darren M. Demetre, Lizzie Francke
Writer: Andrew Haigh, Willy Vlautin
Release Date: Apr 6, 2018
Runtime: 2hr 1m
A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
Did You Know?
The 2010 novel followed Vlautin's previous works, The Motel Life and North line. Lean on Pete drew praise from critics in the U.S. and abroad, including a rave from Vlautin's fellow Oregon author, Cheryl Strayed, whose bestselling memoir, Wild, was also turned into a movie that filmed in Oregon.