Amazon Prime Video original movie Don’t Make Me Go is a story about a father (Max) and daughter (Wally, played by Mia Issac) going on a road trip to find semblance of peace after they discover that Max (John Cho) is diagnosed with terminal illness. With phenomenal performances by the leads, the movie is a rollercoaster of emotions that you can’t help but ride and cry along the way. The film showcases the intricate complexities of a bond between a single parent and child. But in its most shattering moment, Don’t Make Me Go steals, or rather breaks, all hearts with its ending.
“I had this idea of what the ending was going to be like. But when I was reading that karaoke scene — I was not expecting it to happen in that scene, and so for me, I was instantly bawling,” reveals Mia, referring to the unexpected and sudden death of Wally’s character in the end.
John Cho says reading that scene for the first time felt like a punch to the gut. “I didn’t know when I read the script, and then I had a Keyser Söze kind of moment where I was tracking, flipping back, trying to piece it all together,” he says.
“I honestly think it’s so nice and beautiful that the last thing Wally sees is her father smiling at her,” director Hannah Marks adds. “That to me is really really important. That their final moment together gets to be one of joy.”
Don’t Make Me Go has garnered praises from critics and viewers alike, for its phenomenal cast, amazing direction and impactful portrayal of relationships. The film is available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video across 240+ countries and territories worldwide.