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Don't Make Me Go (2022)

A terminally ill man and his teenage daughter embark on a road trip from California to New Orleans for his 20th college reunion. While there, he secretly hopes she can reunite with the mother who left them long ago.
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Representation
Asian
Black
LGBTQ

Incluvie Movie Reviews


Melissa Gould
July 25, 2022
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'Don't Make Me Go' — A Basic Story With The Year's Most Heartbreaking Ending

Amazon Prime's newest tearjerker begins with the line above, and well... they certainly did not lie. The film has a simple plot: a terminally ill man (John Cho) and his teenage daughter (Mia Isaac) road trip from California to New Orleans for his 20th college reunion. While there, he hopes he can reunite his daughter with the mother who left them. A perfectly straightforward story for a simple yet effective film. The film's two main stars are an Asian man and a mixed teenager, so we already have a recipe for fantastic representation. John Cho is a Korean-American actor who is best known for his roles as Harold in the Harold & Kumar films, Sulu in Star Trek's reboot, and more recently, David in the hit thriller Searching. He has a wide range of both serious and silly roles, so he's always a delight to see. Mia Isaac, however, has made her debut with this very film! Mixed representation is surprisingly sparse and she seemed quite skilled even though this was her first work. These two are honestly really the only important characters in the movie, however, we do see Wally (Mia Isaac)'s mother briefly who is African-American. There is also an interracial gay couple at the reunion who we get to know a bit but I loved them. Much of the rest of the cast is white but the few that aren't were nice to see.
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A terminally ill man and his teenage daughter embark on a road trip from California to New Orleans for his 20th college reunion. While there, he secretly hopes she can reunite with the mother who left them long ago.

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Genre:Drama
Directed By:Hannah Marks
Written By:Vera Herbert
In Theaters:6/13/2022
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Runtime:109 minutes
Studio:Big Beach, De Line Pictures, Amazon Studios

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