As rumors of gold in California spread across the United States in 1848, Levi decides it is time to head west with Amelia, his young housewife, to stake their claim and build a better life. Against her better judgement, Amelia honors her husband's demands, leaving her home and family. Secretly, they join the last wagon caravan of the season dangerously late, leaving behind a string of bad debts. On the trail, they encounter unimaginable danger that will ultimately change the course of their lives.
After a savage attack takes her husband, Amelia is left alone and without resources. For the first time, Amelia must take life into her own hands, battling winter, hunger and the unknown. As she grows weaker by the day, she finds strength in a mysterious and unexpected guide. Survival becomes a race against time and Amelia must find something greater than herself to help survive the frigid winter along the Oregon Trail.
From the Press Release:
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 manages 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!”
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Let God was a very intriguing and inspiring movie to watch. As different struggles arose for Amelia, I couldn't help but wonder how God planned to get her through. At times the mood became intense, but was never too much for the kids, who watched the movie with us. When there were slower parts in Let God, I thought that the kids might actually lose interest, only being 6 and 7, but they were just as intrigued by the whole situation/predicament as my husband and I were. The kids kept asking questions to things that they didn't understand about the era and I feel they really learned a lot about 'the olden days'. Not only that, but in the end I felt good that we were able to watch it together and all see the message about never losing faith and trusting that God can help us through even the toughest of times.
Let God released on DVD February 25th and can be pruchased through The Christianbook Group for $12.99
Thank you to Edify Media for providing me this film to review.