Let Him Go

Let Him Go

DVD - 2020
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Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge and his wife Margaret leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson. When they discover that he is in the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, George and Margaret must fight for the survival of their family.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2020
Branch Call Number: LET
Characteristics: 1 DVD (114 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm


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May 05, 2021

not my cup of tea.

Apr 21, 2021

A darn good adaptation of the book, which I liked so much! Diane Lane is perfect as Margaret Blackledge, the grandmother hell bent on getting her grandson back! When I read the book, I pictured Sam Elliot as George Blackledge, but Kevin Costner did a good job as George. And I think the little boy did a good job acting too! My only negative comment of the film, is that I liked the ending of the book much more. But this is a good film to enjoy!

Apr 18, 2021

Most enjoyable. Watch out for the seniors! Don't mess with family! I enjoyed this one a lot.

Apr 02, 2021

Better than I expected.
Leslie Manville steals the scenes she is in. The best character named Blanche since Vivian Leigh in A Street Car named Desire.

Mar 26, 2021

This is a good one, for these reasons:
1. Interesting story about "typical" people caught up in frightening and, ultimately, dangerous situation. No..not gangsters, spies, etc. Just..."extended family."

2. Good performances from all major players, especially Leslie Manville (Princess Margaret, The Crown) as the control-freak "in-law."

3. More than a good "plot," a great theme: life is...loss. Now, what are you gonna deal with it?

And good because of what it isn't: a comic book "super hero" movie.
In 2022-21, that's very good, indeed.

Mar 24, 2021

Love Diane Lane, love Kevin Costner. I didn't care much for this movie though.

Mar 23, 2021

Mesmerizing. Costner and Lane at their best.

Mar 22, 2021

Great action-packed movie!

Mar 21, 2021

Lesley Manville and Diane Lane are always great actors.

Mar 09, 2021

Reminded me of The Hills Have Eyes except that the hillbillies here weren't quite as mutated.

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Feb 26, 2021

Sounds like your daddy. Thumping his Bible.
-Wasn't just Bibles he thumped.
... I would've told him to do exactly what he's done. "Marry yourself a widow, Donnie. You'll be getting a grateful woman."
I don't need reminding. I know what I've lost.
-Sometimes that's all life is, Margaret. The list of what we've lost.
The government agents came into the house when I was eight. They took me and put me in their truck. You know, I thought I did something wrong and that my mother didn't want me anymore. But then I could see she was crying. All the mothers were.
-You were eight?
They cut my hair off. And washed me in kerosene. And beat me. To kill the Indian inside. I guess they did. So when I came home, I couldn't understand my grandmother's words anymore.
Isn't that what you've always told me? Over and over. That I don't know when it's time to call it quits.
-And I'll be the one gets the job of picking up those pieces, huh?

Feb 26, 2021

First time I held him, he arranged himself just right in my arms and snug to me. And light as can be, like feathers...

The Weboys:

My people originally came from Illinois. Filed a homestead claim north of Gladstone before there was a Gladstone. I'm one of eight. Lost an older sister to pneumonia. My brother Carl drowned in a neighbor's cistern. Another fell off a truck, lived in a wheelchair for the rest of his days. My aunt Ruth got caught in a whiteout, froze and died right where she stood, not 30 feet from that back door. Hard life. Not for everyone. My other brothers and sister lit out, soon as they could. Never looked back.

I stayed. When I first met Henry Weboy, he couldn't stop talking about heading for Florida. I figure I had more than a little to do with his decision to stay. Now he's buried in the same cemetery as my folks and his. Yeah. And my boys are fourth-generation Weboys, born and living on North Dakota soil.

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