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Let Him Be (2009)

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Let Him Be is a fascinating film about two undergrad film students Tim Bennett & Kathleen Joyce who discover a long thought to be dead rock icon living in a remote part of Canada. It all ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Kathleen Munroe ... Kathleen Joyce
Sean Clement Sean Clement ... Tim Bennett
Mark Staycer Mark Staycer ... Noel Snow
Graham Wignall Graham Wignall ... Stanley Fields
Heather Allin ... Barbara Baker
Ros Feldman Ros Feldman ... Doroth Parker
Nathan Fleet ... Chuck Davies
Michael Blazer Michael Blazer ... Dave Cameron
John Cheesman John Cheesman ... John Hanton
Sarah Bennett-Kneebone Sarah Bennett-Kneebone ... Sarah Baker
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Let Him Be is a fascinating film about two undergrad film students Tim Bennett & Kathleen Joyce who discover a long thought to be dead rock icon living in a remote part of Canada. It all begins when Tim discovers a clip of an old man playing guitar on a tape found jammed inside an old video camera his father gave him. The man in the video is older now but the resemblance to John Lennon is uncanny. Could it be him? It's an absurd idea and one that Tim might have pushed aside were it not for the fact that the man also sounds so much like him. Kathleen thinks the whole concept is ridiculous. Was it possible that Lennon survived the assassination? Tim decides to document the whole story so that no one could question or doubt what he finds. He has to find out if it really is him. If it is he would have to have absolute proof. That would mean convincing Kathleen to help him and it would need lots of different cameras - hidden body cameras, wireless cameras, and surveillance cameras. Written by Peter McNamee

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Charming and typically Canadian
30 January 2011 | by moonmcmullenSee all my reviews

This was a modest movie in many senses: technically, theoretically, and emotionally. Nevertheless, it charmed.

'Let Him Be' took the celebrity of John Lennon, and recovered from it something human common to all of us. I have read the other external, 'commercial,' reviews of the movie. It seems to me that they all hung up on the plot device -- which is intriguing and amusing, of course -- but lost the understanding the movie extended to us. The movie discovers much more about identity and love than it does about the possibility of a surviving John Lennon. And it has some fine music, too.

Sadly, 'Let Him Be' seems doomed to wander in distribution limbo, as mega-million American monsters trample our intelligence and homogenize our sensibilities. In other words, a typically Canadian movie.

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29 May 2009 (Canada) See more »


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CAD500,000 (estimated)
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