Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

All week, Rob annoyingly wandering around the house talking about our upcoming Let Him Go interview with Thomas Bezucha.  He was using a thick Italian mobster accent and probably mispronouncing his name “Ba-zooooo-ka.” By the time we got to the interview, it was so burned in my brain, that there’s a fair chance I referred to him as a large rocket launcher weapon.

Thomas Bezucha in a nutshell

Please, please comment below if you read the above headline and instantly thought about Robin Williams. I need to know, so we can be friends forever. Anyway, Thomas Bezucha is an American screenwriter and film director.  If you don’t recognize his name you’ll certainly recognize his filmography.  He wrote and directed the films Big Eden (2000), The Family Stone (2005) and Monte Carlo (2011).  He also co-wrote the films The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) and The Good House.

Thomas Bezucha

Admittedly, I haven’t seen any of his earlier films.  I asked Rob not to share, but like in all good relationships, he failed me.

On his newest release Let Him Go

In a diversion from his previous films, Let Him Go is a 2020 American neo-Western drama, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Larry Watson.  After the death of their son, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, a retired sheriff, set out to save their only grandchild.  Basically, you find out real quick that their daughter-in-law’s new family she’s married into is bonkers weird and violent.  So, we have to count on Costner and Lane to come in and bust some faces, and that’s where I’ll leave that.

Diane Land and Kevin Costner in Let Him Go

We didn’t talk about something during the interview, because we found out the hard way on our Top 5 Jump Scares episode, when Rob criticized his parents participation in Halloween, that my in-laws apparently listen to our podcast.  But let it be known, that Blanche Weboy (Lesley Manville) the horrifying matriarch of this abusive family is TOTALLY my mother-in-law. (Please note: she’s not violent, but she is pretty cray).

The film is tense and stressful and really beautiful.  On one hand, I was super sucked into the thriller/suspense aspect of the movie. On the other hand, I’m super frustrated that anybody would have to deal with the situation altogether.

The film was theatrically released in the United States on November 6, 2020, by Focus Features, check out and let us know what you think!


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