When I first watched this trailer I was disappointed AT FIRST.
‘Lean on Pete’ comes from A24 and I am so used to them doing new and innovative movies. The trailer for ‘Lean on Pete’ starts out with a formulaic story. A boy Charley (Charlie Plummer) gets a job at a ranch which raises race horses. He falls in love with a horse named “Lean on Pete”, but he’s warned not to care about the animals, and they are just tools. Charley came from a troubled life and has no family, and lean on Pete did well, until he didn’t.
This is where that change comes in. The owner (Steve Buscemi) decides to sell Lean on Pete, and Charley did not want to part with the horse. He offers to buy him and of course, has no money and no place to put a horse. He runs away with Lean on Pete, and he has to learn how to take care of himself and the horse in a society that doesn’t take kindly to run away kids.
‘Lean on Pete’ releases March 30, 2018.