Let Go (film)
|Directed by||Brian Jett|
|Produced by||Spencer R. Stouffer, Ed Asner|
|Written by||Brian Jett|
Thousand Miles Entertainment
The film centers around the interlocking lives of a bored parole officer and three eccentric ex-convicts recently placed under his supervision.
- David Denman as Walter Dishman
- Gillian Jacobs as Darla DeMint
- Kevin Hart as Kris Styles
- Edward Asner as Artie Satz
- Simon Helberg as Frank
- Maria Thayer as Beth
- Ogy Durham as Vanessa
It was filmed in Los Angeles, shot in just 24 days. The cast, which includes Denman from The Office and Jacobs from Community, worked for SAG independent film scale. Writer-director Brian Jett cited influences including Dustin Hoffman drama Straight Time.
The film was released October 25, 2011 at the Austin Film Festival, October 31, 2011 at the Savannah International Film Festival before being released in the United States in August 21, 2012.
CultureMap considered it a flop: they criticised it for poor technical quality, citing bad lighting, sound, and cinematography, and also felt the script didn't give a talented cast much to do.
Magdalena Bresson praised the performances from a variety of actors known for TV comedy, and the film's visual qualities, particularly its use of color.
- Zakarin, Jordan (October 17, 2011). "'Let Go' Trailer". Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
- "Interview: Ed Asner Keeps Moving Forward in New Comedy ‘Let Go’", Hollywood Chicago, Sep 2, 2012
- Bill DeYoung (October 25, 2011). "What happens to the jailbirds?". Connect Savannah.
- Jagernauth, Kevin (August 10, 2012). "Exclusive: 2 Clips From The Indie Comedy 'Let Go' Featuring Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, Ed Asner & More". IndieWire.
- "Quick hits: The good, the bad and the behind-the-scenes at Austin Film Festival — Wednesday, October 26". CultureMap Austin. October 27, 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
- Bresson, Magdalena (November 1, 2011). "Arresting visuals and surprise performances in "Let Go"". District.