Lean on Pete

Synopsis: A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Andrew Haigh
Production: A24
  7 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
80
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
R
Year:
2017
121 min
Website
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(CUPBOARD DOOR CLOSES)

(PLASTIC WRAPPING RUSTLES)

(CRACKLING UNDERFOOT)

(MAN LAUGHS)

- MAN:
Does that make you hungry?

- (WOMAN LAUGHS)

- (MAN LAUGHS)

- No.

(LOW DIALOGUE)

(HUM OF TRAFFIC NEARBY)

(VEHICLE RUSHES BY)

(PANTING)

(INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY WHIRS)

(TRAIN RUMBLES OVERHEAD)

(PANTING INTENSIFIES)

(PAN SIZZLING)

(CROCKERY SCRAPING)

WOMAN:
Meet me out back, all right?

Just meet me out back.

(DOG BARKS IN DISTANCE)

WOMAN:

Hello?

Hi.

Hi. You must be Charley.

- Nice to meet you.

- Lynn. Nice to meet you.

You want some breakfast?

Sure. Yeah.

Where'd you get the food?

Well, I made your dad

go to the grocery store

'cause all you had in the fridge

was beer and Cap'n Crunch,

which I'm betting was yours.

So?

Well, you don't need to keep

cereal in the refrigerator.

Oh, well, we got roaches.

One of them got in

the last box I left out.

LYNN:

Determined little f*ckers, huh?

Uh... is it OK if I get a glass of water?

Yeah, of course.

It's your house, isn't it?

MAN:
Charley, did you take

my f*cking belt again?

- No!

- Then we must have been robbed.

Never mind, it's here.

Ah, yeah.

Well...

- You meet Lynn?

- Yeah, we met.

Met her at work.

She's a secretary. Front office. Hm?

Go ahead, have a seat.

It's almost ready.

How far did you run today, kiddo?

I found a horse track.

It's just around here.

- Have you seen it?

- I've driven past it.

- We should go sometime.

- Uh-huh.

- All right, here you go.

- Ooh!

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

- Mm.

- Good?

- Delicious.

- Yeah?

All right, it's that time.

I'm gonna get ready.

- (DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES)

- Ooh.

Is she your new girlfriend?

Is she gonna be?

I don't know. Why? Do you wanna f*ck her?

(CHUCKLES)

I like her better than Marlene.

Marlene was smart for a stripper.

Marlene was mean.

And she couldn't cook like this either.

Yeah.

Lynn and I just work together, you know?

- (WHISPERS):
Plus she's married.

- Really?

Well, she's separated,

but her husband's a Samoan.

So he'll probably cut my head off

with a machete.

(MAKES SLICING SOUND)

- What's a Samoan?

- Big motherf*ckers, that's what.

They play football.

Is he gonna be mad?

Ah...

She said he moved in with some

other woman, so who knows?

Is he gonna come here?

Hell, Charley, I'm just talking.

Plus, he doesn't know where we live.

So don't worry about it. Hm?

OK.

What did you do last night?

Um... I just watched TV.

Yeah? Watched TV?

Anything good on?

No, nothing.

All right, let's get a move on,

we're gonna be late.

See you around, Charley.

Oh, thanks for breakfast.

You're a really good cook.

Anytime.

You gonna be OK on your own today?

- Yeah, sure.

- Yeah?

Here.

Oh, thanks, Dad.

Sorry I can't give you more.

Don't worry about it. This is...

I don't need any more.

Don't wait up, OK?

(DOOR CLOSES)

Hear that? He likes your cooking.

- He said you're a good cook.

- (VEHICLE STARTS)

(VEHICLE DRIVES AWAY)

(PANTING)

(DISTANT VOICES ECHO)

MAN:

Thanks, Gary.

(RACE COMMENTARY ON TV)

(JET RUMBLES HIGH IN THE SKY)

TV:
(REGINA VELASQUEZ:

Looking Through The Eyes Of Love)

Since I found you

Looking through the eyes of love

But now I do believe

(INHALES AND EXHALES HEAVILY)

TRAINER:

Hah! Hah! Come on! hah!

(CHATTERING)

MAN:

Ah, you motherf*cking, cock-sucking f*ck!

Hey, what are you doing?

Me?

Yeah, there's no one else here.

- I was just running.

- Are you strong?

- I don't know.

- Come here.

You know what time it is?

It's about seven.

Right, I gotta load two horses,

and get to Wenatchee by one,

and I got a f*cking flat, all right?

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Andrew Haigh

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