Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn't take her long to realize she's completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.
Hanna Mangan Lawrence
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
Jack is a very supportive uncle to Ashley, always there when she calls. He plays a big role in her life due to her mother being busy a lot, and her dad living a gangster lifestyle. One day he (Jack) receives a frantic call from Ashley that gets cut short. When Jack arrives at Ashley's house and finds the whole family dead. Later he starts receiving calls from Ashley who is calling from the past. Jack must help Ashley change her almost inevitable fate.Written by
The film seems to have a similar premise to Frequency (2000), starring Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid, which was eventually given a television treatment, Frequency (2016): A person in the current time period has the ability to save a relative in the past , except with the use of cell phones as oppose to a ham-radio. See more »
[on seeing Bobby shoot dead her dog]
You Stupid Motherfucker! YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKER!
You Save Me... I Save You!
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Clever Concept, Great Performances & An Unfocused Execution
I remember seeing the trailer and feeling potential, then the average or even below ratings came, others called them out and stated the movie's underrated, and, well, eventually I went in with one eyebrow raised high. The director Jacob Estes is guilty of making a movie that hit me hard when I was little, the 2004's "Mean Creek" - seen it a few times and that definitely made me a little more excited for "Don't Let Go". Well, the verdict - flawed and unfocused movie, but not exactly a disappointing experience.
"Don't Let Go" has a lot going on, a time travel plot, a whodunit (and why) mystery & the part that, in my opinion, worked the best - the central relationship between the detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) and his niece Ashley (Storm Reid), one of the movies main driving forces. The script is somehow both the best and worst thing about "Don't Let Go", it offers exciting themes, heartfelt relationships (helped a LOT by the very fine and devoted performances by the whole cast) & an uneven pacing. The themes of time travel and the many mysteries in need of solutions take turns slowly and sometimes weirdly, maybe even silly, resulting in a plot which, when taken as a whole, can be described as overly convoluted or lost in itself. Given the subject matter, "Don't Let Go" should be more thrilling, engaging and head-strong, but from the many goals Jacob Estes had pinned down only half was reached. Visually "Don't Let Go" is satisfying enough without impressing much, when it comes to action or violence, I can't say it shies away either, but, again, don't expect to be blown away by the movies aesthetic.
"Don't Let Go" is too much of a head-scratcher, strives for eventual coherency but partially misses it. Nevertheless, it has quite enough to offer & the ending has the potential of warming your heart up a bit and muddle some of its flaws in retrospect. If You can believe me, I think that neither the 4's or 8's are to be listened to here. My rating: 6/10.
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