Don’t Go: 'A pleasingly macabre atmosphere, but its thin plot evaporates late on like steam from a waning kettle'
Yonder Cassius, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar reckoned, has a lean and hungry look. So does Stephen Dorff, and in David Gleeson’s Irish-produced drama Don’t Go he has every reason to.
Ben Slater (Mr. Dorff) and his beautiful wife Hazel (Melissa George) have retreated to a country house by the sea following their son’s tragic death.
Ben feels guilty about all this, for reasons that will later become evident, but meanwhile becomes convinced that a recurring dream may provide a way of altering the past.
Snap out of it man, I found myself saying, though that task becomes even harder when a handsome outlier called Serena (Aoibhinn McGinnity) shows up, drunk and looking for trouble.
Don’t Go has a pleasingly macabre atmosphere, but its thin plot evaporates late on like steam from a waning kettle.
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