Just Let Go

Just Let Go


After surviving a drunk driving accident that killed his pregnant wife and two kids, Chris Williams struggles to ‘just let go’ and forgive the young man who caused it.

Dove Review

Just Let Go is a raw, emotional film about grief, forgiveness, and the triumph of grace.

Based on a true story, Just Let Go centers around family man and all-around good guy, Chris Williams (Henry Ian Cusick) dealing with the traumatic loss of his wife and three children in a car crash. We see the authentic portrayal of a broken man—spiritually disheveled, hopelessly lost and struggling. And though he’s deservedly angry, resentful and damaged, Chris still manages to show compassion for the perpetrator of the accident, 17-year-old Curtis Wright (Mitchell Ferrin). The film approaches grief and vengeance with honesty. Where is God in tragedy? How does one forgive something so unforgivable? Where is the line between your sin and mine? Faith is exemplified throughout the true-to-life film with grit, doubt, and hope. Chris wrestles with himself about forgiving Curtis, and comes to a stirring conclusion: what if your retribution stands in the way of a prodigal returning home? As Chris picks up the pieces of his life and addresses his own shortcomings, viewers are enveloped in his beautiful, imperfect journey of healing, grace, and mercy. The film is every bit as uplifting and triumphant as it is heavy and thoughtful. Although you may cry, you will also think, self-examine, and learn – and that is the mark of a truly great movie. Just Let Go is well-executed in every area, from acting to writing and direction. A cinematic treat and a spiritual/emotional journey, “Just Let Go” is not to be missed. We are proud to award Just Let Go the Dove Seal of Approval for Ages 12+.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: "D***" used twice; "H***" used four times
Violence: Multiple car crash scenes; bloody wounds; injured characters in various stages of recovery
Drugs: Repeated mention of an underage man drinking
Nudity: An injured man is seen partially shirtless at times
Other: Mature themes of loss and dysfunction caused by grief are central to the film


Company: Cinedigm
Producer: Dan LaPray
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 106 min.
Reviewer: Cammie H