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Ashley's father Garrett Brian Tyree Henry has forgotten to collect her from the movie theater. Ashley dislikes her father Garrett due to his bipolar disorder and past years of drug abuse. Ashley urges Jack to intervene on her behalf and have a word with her father. The next day Jack receives a phone call from Ashley that comments on how Garrett "got an ear-full" and everything appears to be great. However, a few hours later, Jack receives a garbled call from Ashley that indicates that she is in trouble. Garrett is found with a bullet wound to the head and container full of cocaine beside him. It appears to be a murder-suicide. Jack blames himself thinking that his chastising of Garrett sparked this murder-suicide.
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As Jack tries to exert some change on the past, there are missteps and confusion. And as the murders play out in differing fashion, the crime-scene photos become a game of Spot the Difference, offering new clues and new obstacles. The messiness of the timelines and the logistical details of the tenuous cellular connection between Jack and Ashley often are confounding, despite efforts to clarify the days and weeks that separate them. Is this a trauma-induced hallucination? Estes presents the facts as all too real. Rated: R, for violence, bloody images and language Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes Playing: Starts Aug. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.
The premise of "Don't Let Go," written and directed by Jacob Estes , is so intriguing, with such rich possibilities. When a loved one is ripped away from you in death, you are deprived of the opportunity to say what you need to say. There's so much unfinished business. But what would happen if that person contacted you from beyond the grave? What would happen if the person's death created a wrinkle in the space-time continuum, allowing you to communicate, albeit on different timelines? Grief messes with your head.