Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Captive {movie review & giveaway} #CaptiveMovie #flyby

On March 11, 2005 Brian Nichols, on trial for a rape he did not acknowledge, made a daring escape from the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, GA.  He killed the judge presiding over his trial, the court reporter, a police officer, and an ICE agent in his attempt to get away.  During a city-wide manhunt, Nichols attempted to see a son he had just found out about and ended up taking Ashley Smith hostage in her own home.  This was not a "made for TV" movie.  Unfortunately, this was real life and I remember listening and watching as the details unfolded 10 years ago.

With family living in Atlanta, I was glued to the news reports as reporters shared the details of the search for Brian Nichols.   And I remember the moment the news broke that he had been captured.  Having recently read and studied The Purpose Driven Life with a ladies' group from church, it was fascinating to hear how GOD moved over Nichols and Smith through the pages of this book.

“A Powerful Story of Faith Over Fear.” - Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation

While the series of events in the movie didn't unfold exactly how I had it organized in my head, Captive tells the story of redemption and grace through raw emotion.  Very well written and acted, Captive will make you jump just a bit as you cringe and offer advice to the actors on the screen.  It is a powerful film of crime, drama, and life.

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)  
Additionally, 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 husband and I screened this movie together before watching it with my 14- and 16-year-olds and found it to be perfectly suitable for them.  Mature themes are handled discreetly.  The true story is shared in a way that glorifies GOD and not the sin.  I will be sharing this movie at church with my middle schoolers as well.  Where poor choices are made, GOD offers HOPE.

And the very best part of this movie?  It is all true.  What a refreshing look at second chances through the HOPE that is found in GOD.


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And even more fun?  I have one copy to offer as a giveaway to one of you.  Sign up to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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  1. I've definitely heard of both of these. Seems like I was always working on a different study though!

  2. I haven't ever read the book, but I have heard of this story before.

  3. I have read the book, but it has been a long time ago..and I have heard about this story. Thanks!!

  4. I have not yet heard the story, but I've heard people mention the concept.

  5. I have not heard of this or read the book but it sounds really good.

  6. I have not read that book but from learning how it helped in this movie I will be reading it soon.

  7. I have not heard of this movie or this book. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. I have not read The Purpose Driven Life or heard of this story before?

  9. I heard about this story when it happened. Ive also read the book

  10. I've heard of the purpose driven life, have the cd's, but haven't read/listened to the whole thing in awhile. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. I never read the book. Looked interesting, but I was working at a Barnes&Noble when it came out and I worked in receiving. It was such a huge seller that we got sooooo many boxes of books. It was aggravating. I kind of didn't read it just b/c of the headache it gave me. But I'll probably get around to it soon. Thanks for running the giveaway!

  12. I haven't read the book itself but I've seen the preview for the movie. I would like to read the book to learn more of her story. I think it takes a strong person to battle what she did. And hope other women see this movie to be informed.

  13. I have heard of it and read it when it first came out! I need to read it again
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    Ashley C

  14. I have read the "Purpose Driven Life." It's been a while but I remember liking it. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  15. I have not read the purpose driven life before, although I have heard of it

  16. I have not read the book but my husband is reading it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I have heard of this before in passing


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