"Let Him Go" is a 2020 American neo-Western drama film directed by Thomas Bezucha.
The starring cast includes Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Lesley Manville, Will Brittain, Jeffrey Donovan, Kayli Carter, Booboo Stewart, Ryan Bruce, Adam Stafford, Bradley Stryker and others.
Focus Features on Thursday, August 20, 2020 released the trailer:
LET HIM GO - Official Trailer - In Theaters November.
In 1963 Montana, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane), live with their son, James, his wife, Lorna, and their newborn grandson, Jimmy. James is killed when he is thrown from a horse, breaking his neck.
Three years later, Lorna marries Donnie Weboy (Will Brittain), though it is made obvious during the dour nuptials that the wedding is one of necessity. While out one day, Margaret happens to observe Donnie physically abusing both his wife and now 3-year-old Jimmy. Margaret decides to check in with Lorna and Jimmy at their new home. Shortly afterwards, Donnie leaves town with Lorna and Jimmy, causing Margaret to worry over Jimmy's safety. She eventually convinces George that the situation is dire enough to intervene, and the two set off to find the family.
Various sources clue them into the whereabouts of the Weboy family, until finally Margaret and George locate Donnie's uncle, Bill Weboy (Jeffrey Donovan). Their initial meeting is cold, but Margaret refuses to be intimidated and accepts Bill's invitation to the Weboy's homestead for dinner. At dinner, they meet Donnie's family, including Blanche (Lesley Manville), Donnie's intimidating and disturbing mother. Her charms do not last long as the dinner conversation progresses and an attempt from Margaret to carry Jimmy out of the house turns sour.
George and Margaret find themselves at odds with the Weboys, and a conflict grows when the grandparents attempt to sneak Lorna and Jimmy out of the abusive living environment. Blanche will stop at nothing to keep Lorna and Jimmy under her control and her sons and brother facilitating and perpetuating her manipulation. George gets shot and killed by Blanche in an intense fight in the Weboy home, but not before helping Lorna and Jimmy flee the flaming ruins of the home. As he is dying, Margaret aims and fires a shotgun at Blanche, killing her immediately. Margaret tearfully bids goodbye to her husband, and with the entire Weboy family now engulfed in flames and no longer able to harm them, takes Lorna and Jimmy back to Montana with her where they are finally safe.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Let Him Go".
The film "Let Him Go" was scheduled to be released on November 6, 2020 and on February 18, 2021 (Germany) by Focus Features, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).
The duration of the film is 114 minutes. The film grossed over $8 million.
The film "Let Him Go" is rated with "R" rating.
"Let Him Go" got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 79/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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