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Movies: ‘Lean On Pete’
Charlie Plummer in “Lean On Pete”

Horse movies occupy a special place in the pantheon of animal cinema. Dog stories are lessons in loyalty, but horse stories are about transformation, and an almost spiritual connection with a larger force. At the most awkward, unlikely time of their life, a young boy or girl, through a kind of divine intervention, will encounter a magnificent, often untamed stallion who will test the child’s resolve and  gift them with a unequivocal sense of trust. It is the intensity and romance of this bond that will carry the child victoriously into maturity.

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