‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete’ Movie Review


This film is riveting with good acting from Jennifer Hudson (Gloria), Skylan Brooks (Mister/Gloria’s son) and Ethan Dizon (Pete). Yes, this is another film about mother’s who physically and/or emotionally abandon their children because of their addictions; yet the survival mode of the boys will capture your attention. The struggle of the boys without an adult in their lives had me crying a lot during the movie. I believe this is a breakout role for young Ethan Dizon who portrays Pete. His character was really challenged and showed what happens to younger children when their parents don’t have it together. Jennifer’s role is Oscar worthy…let’s see what happens. I hope Skylan and Ethan’s roles get recognition from one of the many film awards. Anthony Mackie has a small role (Kris) and is barely recognizable (bushy beard). Jordin Sparks has a small role as Alice; her character never tied into the story and made no sense to me; her acting was good. Jeffrey Wright does a good job in his role as he usually does. Definitely worth checking out.

4.5 stars out of 5
R 108 min – Drama

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