Let God, Movie Review

On a drizzly Saturday afternoon, I cozied up in my chair to watch Let God – When all is lost, there is hope.  The cover compelled me and drew me in. The promised story of one of the families that traveled west to California  in search of Gold let me know this would be a good time to wrap up in a blanket and enjoy the ride.

I was not disappointed. The movie does not roll out as expected. You see slices of the story, the strange behavior of one woman, and have to use your mind to figure out the puzzle being laid before you. Slowly, the story unfolds, parts of the beginning of their journey, sliced back to where she is today, and parts of the middle of when they were on the trail. It is enough to keep you wondering, but not too much as to frustrate you.

It follows the lone woman, left to fend for herself on the road to California. Her determination and drive and will to survive. It also is about her battle, feeling betrayed by her man, and by her God. 

As the title suggests, she finally lets go, and Lets God.

As far as recommending the movie – I highly recommend this. It would be suitable for all ages. It is rare to find a Historical Fiction that does not have a trance of historical romance. So for that I am thrilled. It is a slow movie. With only one main character there is very limited script being presented. Be in the mood for a slow movie, but a delightful one. There were a few misses – as she encountered a man and used his boots, I’m pretty sure the socks were the same ones we buy at Fred Meyer. Ooops. And her hair pin was shown once in detail, and I’m not sure how long they have been out there, but it did look like a brand new one. I’d assume her feet would have been black frost bit, and she’d have killed them in the boots, and she didn’t take the socks. SO – just relax, and enjoy the story – and not the details of what she went through on the journey. Still recommend it. 

I received a free copy from Edify Media in exchange for a a review on my blog. This movie released in February of 2014.

From the publisher:





Breckenridge Film Festival 2013 “Best Feature” and “Best Actress” Winner

Follows One Woman’s Struggle with Faith

in the Face of Survival and the Battle Against Time

Nashville, TN (January 15, 2014) –Word Films is set to release Breckenridge Film Festival’s 2013 “Best Feature” and “Best Actress” winner “Let God” on DVD on February 25. The faith-based film  follows  the story of young housewife, Amelia, who heads west with her husband during the 19thcentury gold rush and is left alone without resources in the harsh wilderness when her husband is killed in a savage attack. Battling winter, hunger and the unknown, Amelia must take life into her own hands as she struggles with a loss of faith and battles for her survival.

“There’s a gap between ritual and faith, and we explore that,” said “Let God” writer/director/producer William Parker. “The character of Amelia is very ritual oriented – she goes to church, she read the Bible…but through the movie she kind of gives up on it. Amelia struggles with loss of faith, feeling she’s been abandoned by God and is completely on her own.”  “In the end, she realizes that not only does she actually find her faith, she actually really believes, genuinely, ‘This is what I was looking for,’” adds Jasmin Jandreau who plays Amelia. “She realizes, through another connection in the film that comes along, that God was with her the whole time, and God was communicating with her the whole time.”

In addition to winning both “Best Feature” and “Best Actress” honors at the 2013 Breckenridge Film Festival, “Let God” was also an official selection at the 2013 Gideon Film Festival and has earned the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for any age. “This is a terrific Story!” said the Dove Foundation. “The writer/director and leading actress Jasmine Jandreau, as Amelia, somehow manage to make this story of survival a powerful movie about trials and a faith that overcomes all odds…You will enjoy watching this one. Don’t miss it!”

For further information about the 91-minute DVD “Let God” and to view the trailer please visitwordfilms.com.

About Word Entertainment: A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, NEEDTOBREATHE, Point Of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, Skillet, Switchfoot and We As Human and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Music Publications & Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

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2 Responses to Let God, Movie Review

  1. Rina Kuijpers says:

    A friend of mine said it was a boring film … but when I watched this movie on a rainy mondaymorning (I couldn’t do anytning else because of the pain in my back) I realized I was watching beautiful images telling a story that was loaded with spiritual and biblical symbols.
    While Amelio was looking at her little house for the last time before taking off with her husband on this dangerous trip, she left her home, her parents, her friends, her habbits and securities, her ‘easy life’ to take off for that inner journey where at the end she became God’s best friend. Throughout the whole journey she had been walking at God’s hand without being aware. Before this point of awareness (which was a process) the journey was hard, unhuman … the difficult moments we pass through in our lives, despair, frustration, hunger (both spiritual, as fysical) fear, anger and … Hope. This wonderful thing (symbolized by the young boy) called hope was there all the time and kept her upright. We cannot ‘make’ hope, it’s a gift/mercy where we can go to, where we can turn to in our darkest night and which will give us real Life and real Joy.

  2. L says:

    If you are looking to watch it, on Netflix it is titled The Trail.

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