We all need someone to lean on, and Andrew Haigh’s latest film LEAN ON PETE shows that sometimes that someone can be a four-legged animal. The acclaimed director, who’s previous works include 45 YEARS, WEEKEND and LOOKING, brings to life a deeply moving story of a boy, Charley, who embarks on a journey across the American frontier with an aging horse – Lean on Pete – by his side. The film’s Charley is brilliantly portrayed by Charlie Plummer (ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD). The Hollywood Reporter raves, “Charlie Plummer’s breakout performance is remarkable,” and it shows in his Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival, and Best Actor win from the Les Arcs European Film Festival.

With its impeccable 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this beautiful journey is undeniably one worth experiencing on the big screen. The New York Times calls it, “A very fine movie that I haven’t stopped thinking about since I saw it,” and the Wall Street Journal says it, “will make you weep for the horse and the boy who loves him.”

The film is based on Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel, and you can click here to enter to win a signed copy!

At select Angelikas, you can also sip on signature cocktails when you come see the film! Delight in the Frontier Sunrise – a bright and sweet blend of tequila, orange juice and grenadine; The Charley – a lightly tart, crisp blend of bourbon, sparkling water and lime; or The Lean on Pete – a smoky, bittersweet blend of brandy, ginger-ale and angostura bitters.

Sip on a treat while you view this beautiful treat of a film – you definitely won’t want to miss it.

About the film:

From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (45 YEARS) comes LEAN ON PETE —a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship. In an incredible breakout performance, Charlie Plummer (ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD) stars as fifteen-year-old Charley, who arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both are eager for a fresh start. When Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds camaraderie at a local racetrack caring for an aging Quarter Horse, Lean On Pete, but when he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, Charley takes Pete and embarks on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. Through adventure and heartbreak, they never lose their irrepressible hope as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

View the trailer:

Where to see it:

LEAN ON PETE is now playing at the Angelika New York, opens Friday 4/13 at Angelika Mosaic, and Friday 4/20 at Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano and Angelika Carmel Mountain.