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Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon - Film
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
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Skylan Brooks and
Are Brilliant As
Mister and Pete!
Hollywood has seen its share of child and teen stars come and go. Whereas most shine for the duration of a hit TV show or a couple of movies then fade into oblivion, a select few stand the test of time and graduate to adult stardom with a lasting career. Thirteen year-old actor, model and dancer Skylan Brooks and eleven year-old musician (piano), athlete (martial arts and competitive swimming) Ethan Dizon can easily qualify as candidates for the latter category as mentioned above. Both youngsters played off of one another with such natural timing and chemistry in the new movie “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete” that some critics are already talking possible Oscar® bids for either the pair or one of the two.
Brooks plays the lead role of “Mister.” His mom Gloria (played by Grammy® and Oscar® winning singer/actress Jennifer Hudson) is a heroin addicted, strung out mom who is apprehended by the police. Mister and his young neighbor friend Pete are left alone in the apartment to fend for themselves in the projects. Pete’s mom is just as bad as Mister’s mom so the boys do what they need to do to eat and survive with Mister calling the shots. Brooks delivers an astounding performance with acting maturity well beyond his thirteen years. Dizon himself hangs right in there with him not missing one beat. Both boys are remarkable as a team and they received a rousting standing ovation after their packed house screening on the closing night of the Hollywood Black Film Festival in Hollywood.
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