Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Let God (DVD Review)

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this DVD, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  All opinions in this post are my own.
When all is lost, there is hope. 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 judgment, 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.
As "Let God" begins, we see Amelia on her own, struggling to survive in the wilderness.  Through flashbacks we catch up on the back story:  Amelia and her husband departing from home to head west, then leaving the safety of the wagon caravan.  In another flashback Amelia is hiding during the attack that kills her husband.
"Let God" started out slowly, but picked up as it continued.  Because Amelia is so often alone, the film doesn't contain much dialogue.  Amelia's wavering faith makes a poignant subplot.  It's absolutely family friendly, although I don't think young children would be interested in watching.  A few times I was confused and had to ask my husband, "What about ...?"  (He knew all the answers, so it must just be me!)
 Overall I'd say that "Let God" is a good movie, but not a favorite of mine. 
For more information and to see the movie trailer, visit the Word Films page for "Let God."

1 comment :

  1. not sure i could do a movie with very little dialogue


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