When was the last time a movie captivated you? Then maybe you need to watch "Captive".
I can honestly say, this movie did exactly that for me.. Originally, this movie held very little interest for me and it was barely a blip on my radar when it came out in theaters and the reviews weren't so great on it either. However, once I actually sat and watched this movie, I realized how absolutely slanted those reviews were and that I almost missed out on a REALLY good movie. Be sure to read til the end because I'm going to give one lucky reader their own copy of this movie.
Based on a true story, Captive is the true story of Ashley Smith, a single mother struggling to break free of a drug addition after losing custody of her child. She is taken hostage in her own apartment by fugitive Brian Nichols, a man charged with rape, assault of a prison officer, murder of a judge and of a federal agent. For more than 6 hours, Ashley finds herself locked inside her apartment with Nichols, passing time by reading aloud passages from the book "The Purpose Driven Life", given to her that day by her Narcotics Anonymous sponsor.
Alyssa and I sat down together and watched this movie one night when Charles was still at work and the other two kiddos were in bed. We both enjoyed it and couldn't stop talking about it and shared our enjoyment with Charles once he got home from work. The movie has many positive messages to be learned, such as how one action, whether it be positive or negative, can affect the actions of others and how God's love is with us, even when we fall so far from his glory.
I highly recommend this movie, even to those who are not Christian, as it's a wonderful story of how one situation can cause someone to do things they normally wouldn't and how kindness can go a long way. It's also a great display of how the Lord looks out for those who call to him, even when we have fallen so far from his grace.
Would you like to add this amazing movie to your home movie library? Well, thanks to Flyby Promotions, one lucky reader will be receiving a copy of this DVD along with the HD Digital copy. Open to residents of US and Canada that are 18 and older.
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.