Just Let Go
On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and
a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences.
In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically
different and uncertain future. But as Chris Williams sat
in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just
caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby, his nine-yearold
daughter, and his eleven-year-old son, he committed to do
something extraordinary: he would forgive.
That decision launched Chris on a journey toward healing that
affected his family and friends, the young man who caused the
accident, and an entire community a community that would
face another deadly tragedy just a few days later.
Chris s message of forgiveness is an empowering invitation
to all who have suffered, however unjustly, to lay down their
burdens and let go.
Henry Ian Cusick, Emmy Nominee, as Chris Williams in the true story “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.
As we begin the New Year, this message of forgiveness is an important reminder, that forgiveness can bring peace to your soul. “It has allowed a terrible tragedy … to be turned into, in many aspects, a tremendous blessing. That has been one of the most fascinating things to experience,” Williams said in a interview with the Deseret News. “To see the lives blessed since the crash, it has been overwhelming how many positive things have come from it.”
This is a phenomenal movie with a great message. The acting was very well done and both my husband and I enjoyed this show. Based on a true story this movie made me want to pick up and read Chris’ book by the same title.
At times this moved a little bit slowly especially in the first half but overall it is a very touching story that I would recommend to teens and adults. There is some mild language and some moderately graphic accident scenes.