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Viewers are 'crying like a baby' to Kevin Costner film that's topping the Netflix charts

Ali Condon

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Viewers are 'crying like a baby' to Kevin Costner film that's topping the Netflix charts

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A new movie has just shot to the top of the Netflix charts and it's leaving everyone in floods of tears, so if you're looking for a good cry, Kevin Costner has got you covered.

Overtaking every Christmas film that's made it to the top ten in the last few weeks, the heartbreaking drama Let Him Go has claimed this week's number one spot in the UK.


Starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, Let Him Go tells the story of elderly couple George and Margaret Blackledge, who set out on a mission to save their former daughter-in-law Lorna and grandson Jimmy from her abusive partner and in-laws from the badlands of North Dakota.

Based on the 2013 Larry Watson novel of the same name, the film sees George and Margaret grieve the death of their son James, and almost accept the fact that they might never see their grandson ever again.

But when James's widow Lorna starts a new life with a highly abusive partner, things go from bad to worse, and the couple have to pull themselves together and fight to get their family back.

It's up to George and Margaret to channel their inner Clint Eastwoods and save their relatives from one of the most dangerous families in the midwest.

Let Him Go is on Netflix now. Credit: Netflix
Let Him Go is on Netflix now. Credit: Netflix

Sounds like a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat action-adventure, right?

Well, brace yourself because you're actually in for a tear-fest. Despite the high tension, this film promises to tug on your heartstrings like nothing else.

Netflix users who tried out the film this week have confessed that it had them blubbering like a baby from start to finish. So proceed with caution.

"Let Him Go is such a sad film," tweeted one heartbroken viewer.

"Try watching the movie Let Him Go w/Diane Lane and Kevin Costner," a second recommended. "It got me crying like a baby."

"Just finished watching #LetHimGo on Netflix. Sheesh," wrote a third. "Putting this one on my list for making my blood boil. Loved it though."

When another film fan commented: "Um, Let Him Go on Netflix is so sad," their friend replied. "I literally feel empty."

Now you can't say I didn't warn you. This is one film that should only be watched with comforting snacks, a friend to hold your hand or dog to pet, and an unlimited supply of tissues.

Let Him Go is available to stream now on Netflix.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film

Ali Condon
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