I have to be really compelled to spend money to see a movie nowadays. Everything seems so overblown, overdone and just plain unrealistic. But when I saw the trailer for this one, I was truly moved. Mister and Pete tells the story of two children brought together by a common mission to find out what happened to their mothers, who seem to have unfortunately gotten wrapped up with the same criminal group as a means to make money. The interesting twist is that the boys, one Black and one East Asian, share this commonality in the environment of the city projects.

The movie stars Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright, with newcomers Skylan Brooks (playing Mister) and Ethan Dizon (as Pete). Alicia Keys co-produced.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete debuts in theaters October 11, 2013.