Find out the inspiration for the tale in this ‘Lean on Pete’ clip
There are lots of movies coming out based on books right now. I have seen some really good ones, and a few awful ones lately. I have to admit I hadn’t heard of Lean on Pete until about a month ago. When I got offered a choice of clips from this film one stuck out to me. Here is what I thought of this ‘Story Inspiration’ clip.
You can read the plot to Lean on Pete here:
Fifteen-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. The horse’s gruff owner, Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi), and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), help Charley fill the void of his absent father. But when Charley discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, he takes extreme measures to save him, as Charley and Pete embark on an unforgettable odyssey to find a place they can call home.
I was impressed with this clip. It was cool to hear some back story from the author of the book and how he got the idea for this story. This film has some great names attached to it, and it does sound different from the usual adaptations coming out these days. I am not sure if this film will be for everyone, but I can see most people enjoying it. If you want to learn more about Lean on Pete click on this website.