Friday, January 22, 2016

Captive DVD Review and Giveaway


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I was recently given the opportunity to review Captive on DVD. I had heard about the story that it is based on, so I was curious to watch the DVD to see how it was portrayed.


About the movie:
Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an "amazing, inspiring" drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kata Mara) hostage in her own apartment.  Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.  Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as "powerful." 

DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse) 

There are over 30 minutes of bonus content on this DVD including Journey Through Darkness: Filming Captive and Faith and The Purpose Driven Life.  Also included with this DVD is a Digital HD copy that can be instantly streamed and downloaded.  

My Thoughts:
The Boy and I sat down to watch this movie, and neither one of us were disappointed. (Well, The Boy was once when we had paused it for a little bit to eat and then I started it back without him. LOL) I didn't feel like my younger girls were quite old enough to watch this movie due to some of the violence, but this movie is perfect for teens and adults.

Captive is a captivating movie. The acting is high quality, and the drama flowed well. I was glad to see that it did feature Ashley reading The Purpose Driven Life to her captor, as well as some of his reaction to it. I wish that it had shared some of Brian Nichols' thoughts about why he ending up releasing Ashley Smith, but it was still a very good movie. 

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Not only was I given the opportunity to review Captive, but I also am giving away a copy of Captive on DVD to one of you lucky readers. Simply enter the giveaway below for your chance to win.

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