The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Synopsis
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...
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Movie Reviews

Definitely Worth Watching!

By cateyes7799
The directing was very good. The actors convincingly portrayed a variety of struggling inner city characters (including Jeffrey Wright as the war vet and Jordin Sparks as a girl who used her looks and...

Wher Where Where!

By juice234
It was playing at a local theater in my area but it left and i can't find it anywhere? I work with kids and thought it would be a great see for them, can somebody help!...

Touching and real.

By jrwarden1
This movie brought to light the everyday reality of most major cities, and what children are subjected too daily. Raw at times, but touching. I loved the movie....

The Inevitable defeat of Mister & Pete

By amorrison752
Love Love Love , a must see , sad but touchin.,I did take my child (9yr old boy) to see the movie, to allow him to understand that he is priviledged and should always be humble and count his blessing...

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

By janaedelbaum
I have seen it now twice and love it ore each viewing. This is a must go film...

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

By karensalmela
The movie is about two young boys on their own for a summer in the NY projects after drug-addicted mothers get arrested. It's a unique story line probably ringing with more truth than most of us...

Great film. Very emotional

By tmonique2002
I loved this movie. The acting was so real and at times brought me to tears. This movie depicts the summer of a kid in the projects in NYC. You will go into his life and meet the different characters...

Best Film of the Year

By clay95
I've now seen it twice (once at Sundance, and once in theaters). Movie has changed enough that I think the old reviews on Fandango are outdated and from the earlier cut. This film packs a punch. A...

Love it!!!

By cnewton80
This movie was really well written and very well played. The two boys did an amazing job of holding this film together on their own. It was also a wonderful new role for Jennifer Hudson, she was very...


By dsmeanmachine
I liked the film, the acting was good. It was a story told from an intercity perspective. Very relatable characters. This film did not have a lot of hype but it was really worth checking out....

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Rated R | For mature thematic material, violence, sexuality, drug and alcohol content, language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Kids fend for themselves in moving but intense urban drama.
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