Monday, November 26, 2018
Review of 'Lean on Pete' (yeah, spoilers again)
I was struck by all the terrible things that could have happened to him but didn't. Another character warns him that in the district where he is sleeping rough he is likely to get robbed, or raped; he doesn't, even though he is a very pretty young man. And there's a Hollywood-style happy ending, which is logical and plausible but not very likely. Most young people in this predicament end up dead or destroyed.
Watched at Lansdown Film Club in Stroud.