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No Letting Go (2015)

TV-PG | | Drama | 18 March 2016 (USA)
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What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.

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Jonathan D. Bucari

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Jonathan D. Bucari (screenplay), Randi Silverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Allison ... Catherine
Richard Burgi ... Henry
David Schallipp David Schallipp ... Timothy (10 yrs)
Noah Silverman ... Timothy (14 yrs)
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Kyle (14 yrs)
Jan Uczkowski ... Kyle (17 yrs)
Julian Murdoch ... Jessie (10 yrs)
Jack McCarthy ... Jessie (6 yrs)
Lee Bryant ... Emily
Janet Hubert ... Dr. Stacey Slater
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Dr. Maynard
Tony Gillan Tony Gillan ... Principal Collins
Neal Huff ... James
Gabriel Rush ... Frank
Wyatt Ralff ... Charlie (10 yrs)
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Based on the multi-award winning short film Illness (2013), No Letting Go (2015) follows the story of the Spencer family whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and mood disorder. As his symptoms become more and more debilitating, his parents are faced with painfully difficult choices that will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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English

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$500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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In October 2016, the film was chosen by the Actors Hall of Fame to be the first ever recipient of Drama Week's Founder's Award: The Drama Week Founder's Award is presented to an independent film, television or stage production that embraces the core values of the Foundation: Education, inspiration and connection. See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op 73, 'Emperor': Ii. Adagio Un Poco Mosso
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (as Slovak State Philharmonic)
Courtesy of PARMA Licensing, LLC
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This was like watching my life
11 January 2016 | by lizalwaltonSee all my reviews

This film is an honest, gripping portrayal of what it's like to learn that your child has mental illness. As the parents struggle to come to grips with their family's new reality, they face increasing social ostracism from their friends and neighbors. The soccer game scene seemed to be pulled right from my own life. And the siblings' frustration is completely understandable.

Mental illness affects the whole family. Far too many families suffer in shame and silence. Yet "No Letting Go" also offers real hope. With treatment, children can survive and even thrive. I am so grateful for this film--my biggest fear is that the people who need to see it most (those who are not living with this and who continue to blame parents for their children's brain disease) will not see the film.


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