Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete: Movie Review

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When it comes to child actors, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete could not have found better talent than Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon who play Mister and Pete, respectively. This 2013 film, directed by George Tillman Jr. and written by Michael Starrbury, surprisingly only ranked 24th at the box office in it’s opening weekend. Its opening weekend ranking at the box office does not do this movie justice, for this film has all the key elements needed to keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. With a classic start to the film, the school bell rings, signaling the start of the summer. A gloomy environment already develops as Mister finds out he has failed and will be held back. You quickly get a sense of Mister’s ingenuity and “do whatever it takes” attitude when he asks his teacher for a ride home in hopes of persuading him to change his grade. Just when you start to feel bad for this young, skinny boy who lives in a tough area in Brooklyn, NY; you get a glimpse of his short temper and attitude as he mutters out a vulgarity to his unsympathetic teacher who cuts him short in his…show more content…
The father is taken to jail for possession of drugs and the son will be sent to an orphanage which has a miserable reputation. This scene is a brilliantly placed foreshadowing of what’s to come and Mister nervously runs home as he locks eyes with a police officer. As soon as Pete, an even younger boy, shows up in the film, you realize Mister’s mom is addicted to drugs. Fearing being taken to the orphanage, Mister and Pete hide when the police raid the apartment, taking Mister’s mother to jail for what should be a few days. When Mister’s mother doesn’t return, the two boys have to fend for themselves as food runs low and criminal mischief runs rampage through their neighborhood. In their struggles you really respect the ingenuity they both display to take care of themselves and each

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