GO/DON’T GO (2020) Reviews and overview of sci-fi drama

Go/Don’t Go is a 2020 science-fiction post-apocalypse drama about a young male wallflower who happens to be the last person left alive. Or so he thinks.

Written, directed by and starring Alex Knapp, the movie also stars Olivia Luccardi, Nore Davis, Thomas Essig and Bettina Skye.

Plot:

Adam, the lone man living at the end of human existence, the last person alive. His daily routines keep him sane – wake up, brush teeth, forage for supplies, take out the trash, go shopping, check what needs to be checked, cross off what needs to be crossed off – but over the course of a harrowing few days, things begin to unravel for him as he is confronted with an unexpected terrifying possibility. Maybe Adam is descending into madness, or maybe he’s not actually alone…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Those who want a typical post-apocalyptic story will be disappointed. There are no mutants and the struggle to survive is not the focal point here. Go/Don’t Go is a contemplative tale that is more about coming to terms with oneself than other people.” AIPT Comics

“Considering the “last man on Earth” concept, the imagery, the pace, and the dreamy tone, I’m sure there are going to be a lot of viewers who will be able to tune into Go/Don’t Go’s wavelength and just enjoy spending 91 minutes in Adam’s world. For me, 91 minutes was too much.” Arrow in the Head

“Achingly melancholic, Go/Don’t Go follows Adam from the top of a mountain – where he desperately hopes to find answers to his unexpected predicament – to a baseball diamond […] Bolstered by a terrific Evan Joseph and Luke Schwartz score, this wonderful, many-layered feature doesn’t insult its audience with easy explanations or a zombie apocalypse.” Berkleyside

” …a movie that spends about half its’ running time with a man going round his world without at least a couple of key moments of conflict will the audience wanting more. Knapp should not be begrudged for what he has done here, as it is a visual treat and this is what Go/Don’t Go is worth checking out for. It’s a shame that we didn’t have more moments of intensified drama and suspense within the structure.” Film and TV Now

“Whether you enjoy the film will depend largely on where you are emotionally at the moment. Superficially, it’s solemn, quiet, and could be perceived as dull and unnecessarily opaque. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a man trying desperately to ascend from this place to a better one.” Film Threat

Go/Don’t Go is a triumph, and it’s hard to believe it’s Alex Knapp’s first film. It blends elements of post-apocalyptic, romance, and even horror to create a deeply personal look into one man’s life. It’s a very slow burn, but the journey is incredible and it’s a truly gorgeous film from start to finish.” Lucy Goes to Hollywood

Release:

Kamikaze Dogfight (Backwoods; Chop Chop) will release Go/Don’t Go on VOD on January 12th, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Alex Knapp … Adam
Olivia Luccardi … K
Nore Davis … Kyle
Thomas Essig … Tom
Bettina Skye … Jane

Technical details:

95 minutes

Trailer:

  

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