On Friday, Prime Video released its newest original film Don’t Let Me Go.
Single father Max (John Cho) discovers he has a terminal disease and only a year left to live. So he decides to try and cram all of the years of love and support he will miss with his teenage daughter Wally (Mila Isaac) into the time he has left. With the promise of long-awaited driving lessons, he convinces her to accompany him on a road trip from California to New Orleans for his 20th college reunion, where he secretly hopes to reunite Wally with her mother Nicole (Jen Van Epps), who left them long ago.
The screenplay, written by Vera Herbert, could have gotten weighed down in emotional turmoil, but I’m pleased to say that it’s a mostly fun viewing experience as Max and Wally traverse the country to get to the reunion.
Cho and Isaac sell the tricky relationships that fathers and daughters can have, and Isaac is clearly a talent on the rise. Across the board, everyone gives a great performance.
Don’t Make Me Go forewarns that we won’t like the ending, but if you want a charming road trip film to watch, this one fits the brief.
Don’t Make Me Go is now streaming on Prime Video.