If we have learned nothing from this pandemic, we have learned that life is precious. Each and every single second should never be take for granted. Even little things like the way someone you love laughs or how your furry best friend could make you smile about the silliest things. It’s the most simplest of things that always stick around in your heart never to be forgotten.
Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Martha (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch in an attempt to rescue their young grandson and their former daughter -in-law Lorna (Kayli Carter) from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.
Based on the Larry Watson’s book of the same name, Let Him Go is a suspense drama that had me talking back to the screen like I had lost my last bit of good sense and mind right along with it! Just when I thought the film was about to become predictable, another twist would present itself around the corner making this a most intriguing film – especially inn regard to the performances.
As much as I adore Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Blackledges, it is Lesley Manville as Blanche Weboy who steals every scene she inhabit with pure unadulterated evil. I found myself asking why is this woman so invested in keeping someone’s else’s grandchild and not allowing her own son to leave the house, Blanche is one of those women assumed to have latched on tight to her sons, due to her volumes of failed relationships.
Let Him Go does address an issue that is little white washed – domestic violence. Lorna endures the brunt of the blows as to make sure Little Jimmy is spared. But, why should a man ever find it necessary or acceptable. Directed and adapted into a screenplay by Thomas Bezucha, this film fabulously conveys the power of memory and familial love. Every family has unforgettable characters or those who will permeate your thoughts and soul forever. Every audience remember will be reminded of that fact when it hits screens on November 6th.