The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete is about an 8th grader named Mister (don't ask). This is a kid that faced a struggle in every aspect of his life; school (he was failing miserably), home (he lived in public housing, didn't have much food, and his mother was a heroin addict), socially (zero friends), and yet, he managed to keep it all together, (on the surface anyway).
During the summer, Mister's struggles become real (as if they weren't already) when his mother is taken away, and he is forced to take care of himself and his young naive neighbour, Pete.
First, let me just say WOW!! I had sort of an idea what I was getting into when I went to see this, but, yeah. Some parts were very hard to watch, but, I admired what young Mister was able to accomplish on his own. The movie definitely made me reconsider throwing food away, going out to eat, and what I spent money on.
Executive producer Alicia Keys did a dynamite job, as did Jennifer Hudson playing Mister's mother. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Mummy Returns), and Jeffrey Wright (007's Casino Royale).
Rating: 3.5/5 stars