Let Him Go is a movie that reminds you just how far you will go (and do) for the ones you love.
Let Him Go is a story about grandparents who will do whatever it takes to make sure their grandson is safe. After the death of their son, George and Margaret have developed a strong connection with their grandson, Jimmy. After their former daughter-in-law, Lorna, remarries (Donnie Weboy) they discover that Jimmy isn’t safe with his new family and they set off to rescue him. However, the Weboy family won’t let him go without a fight…and that’s where it gets interesting.
There is so much more to this film than what the trailer leads you to believe, not so much in action (which I wish they had a bit more of) but with these characters and their story. In addition to the story line, I loved how believable the characters were and I think all of the cast did such an amazing job in their roles.
Seeing Kevin Costner and Diane Lane back on screen together was nice. I want to say they had good chemistry but the one character I did struggle liking was Margaret. Not that Diane Lane did a poor job in that role but just because of her personality. I know that she loved her family but at times she was too stubborn for her own good and there were consequences for it. I guess there’s a lesson or two that can be learned from that but at times it was a bit frustrating.
Of course, it was easy to have a love/hate relationship with Blanche Weboy (Lesley Manville) and Bill Weboy (Jeffrey Donovan) because they were just so good at being bad. Like really good at it! Another character worth mentioning was Booboo Stewart as Peter Dragswolf. He didn’t have a ton of screen time but the scenes he was in were filled with so much emotion. My heart went out to his character.
Some parts of the film dragged a bit but certain key scenes had a way of drawing you in, so it more than made up for the slower ones. I also found it a little hard to believe that there would ever be a family as crazy as the Weboy family but I guess it is a real possibility. They were straight out crazy but it made for some very interesting scenes so that was a plus.
Given its cast and story line, I assumed I would enjoy Let Him Go. However, I didn’t expect that it would be so intense and that I would become so emotionally invested in how the story played out. But I did, and it left me with some mixed emotions. I really liked this movie…so much more than I thought I would and Let Him Go is definitely worth the watch.
Let Him Go is in theaters on November Friday, November 6th.
More about Let Him Go
Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.