LEAN ON PETE (2018)
Written and Directed by Andrew Haigh
It Works. (Spoiler Alert!)
A beautifully understated drama.
A wonderful example of three perfect ‘invisible’ acts. Invisible in the sense that the act climaxes flow through the story without calling attention to themselves as plotting.
A beautifully-told story that reveals a world we’ve never seen before.
Vivid Realism verging on Naturalism and, above all, un-romanticized.
An exemplar Evolution Plot: the protagonist evolves from dependency on “others” to “self” reliance.