Trailer and Poster for THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE

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The trailer and poster have been released for the indie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.  The story follows the eponymous young characters (played by Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon) who have been abandoned by their junkie parents, and must survive a sweltering summer in the Brooklyn projects.  I saw the movie at Sundance, and while Brooks and Dizon are terrific, the script is unrelenting in how much shit it throws at the characters for the sake of wringing out unearned tragedy from their circumstances.  It’s a nice trailer that doesn’t try to hide the hardships the characters face, and doesn’t try to hammer the audience with saccharine uplift.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The film also stars Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeThe Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete opens in limited release on October 11th.

Sundance 2013: THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE Review

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Life isn’t fair, and that should piss us the hell off.  But as we grow older, we learn to accept that the world doesn’t owe us anything, and that some people get more rough breaks than others.  What we should never accept is allowing unfairness to come from our own selfishness.  George Tillman Jr.‘s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete puts a friendship based on mutual survival at its center as an unfair and selfish world closes in on its helpless main characters, Mister (Skylan Brooks) and Pete (Ethan Dizon).  Brooks and Dizon’s tremendous performances keep Inevitable Defeat from the overwrought melodrama Tillman and screenwriter Michael Starrbury try to bring down on the picture.  Unfortunately, the filmmakers end up coming off as more uncaring than the world they want to depict.

Sundance 2013: First Images from A.C.O.D., DON JON’S ADDICTION, THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE, and THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN

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Yesterday, Sundance announced their stellar Premieres line-up and we have the first images from a few of the movies playing in the category:

  • A.C.O.D. Directed and co-written by Stuart Zicherman, co-written by Ben Karlin, starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
  • Don Jon’s Addiction – Written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, and Julianne Moore.

Hit the jump for the images and synopses.  The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17 – 27.

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