Thursday, January 21, 2016
Just Let Go
Just Let Go
Based on a True Story
Just Let Go is the movie based on the book by Chris Williams that tells the story of the night he lost half of his family in a tragic accident. A young 17-year-old boy was drinking and plowed into their car. The boy walked away from the accident, but Chris lost his daughter, a son, and his pregnant wife. He and his other son spent considerable time in the hospital. When the young man's trial comes, Chris must decide whether he wants to forgive and move on or go after the harshest punishment.
I haven't read the book so this review is not about how well they adapted the movie. The characters seemed to fit the people they were trying to portray and were great actors. I didn't get a sense of B actors or a second rate film at any time during the movie, which surprised me. Quite a few "religious" movies tend to lean in that direction. The movie used flash backs to tell the story of the wreck. This was well done and added to the drama of the plot. I'll admit to a little boredom while watching this movie. The grief portrayed was well done, but it seemed to go on and on and I prefer a little more action in my films. Overall, it was a well done story, great actors, and a beautiful message that was portrayed very well. But it wasn't my style of movie. If rating on personal preference alone it would probably be a 2.5-3 stars. But I'm giving it a 4 because I think the movie was well done and will connect with a large audience.
Movie Information :
Rated PG-13 for accident images and thematic material
Movie Run Time - 106 mins
I received this movie free of charge in exchange for my honest review.