Here it is…my first giveaway of 2016! A dvd copy of the movie, Captive.
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse)
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 (Kate 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.”
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.
From the depths of desperation and helplessness, comes freedom and purpose.
I first heard about this story through K-LOVE radio, so I was already familiar with the ending prior to watching the movie. What I didn’t realize or perhaps had forgotten, was the role that Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, played in these two lives. During her captivity, Ashely Smith read a chapter from the book to Brian Nichols. My husband and I liked the movie, but we both thought these particular scenes with the book could’ve gone a little deeper. The movie does ignite my desire to read The Purpose Driven Life again.
I thought the acting from the entire cast was excellent. Captive also does a good job showing the events that lead up to the hostage situation, with suspenseful scenes and heart-warming conversations between Ashley and her young daughter. You get a really good sense of where these two main characters are coming from.
Watch the trailer from Captive:
GIVEAWAY – I am giving away a dvd copy of Captive to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment. For extra entries, tweet about this giveaway or share about it on Facebook, and let me know in the comments section. Giveaway ends on Monday, February 1st at 11pm PST. (Giveaway open to US and Canada residents only.)
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