January 13, 2016

Follow Your Purpose: Captive DVD Review {GIVEAWAY} #CaptiveMovie

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When the film, Captive, was first released in the theaters, I was immediately intrigued. The true story of Ashley Smith, and how her life went from being turned upside to completely changed for the better, is a true testimony on how God does answer prayers. It was unfortunate that certain circumstances had taken place prior to this happening, and that is where the film tells her story.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Captive, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols - on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.

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The actors David Oyelowo (Brian) and Kate Mara (Ashley) are exquisite in their roles. I really appreciated the frankness and authenticity of how each character was portrayed. There were some very intense and difficult moments to watch throughout the film, but that only held true to the terrible events that really occurred when Brian escaped police custody and went on the run. You also witness Ashley's previous struggle to break free from her methamphetamine addiction. 




Seeing as Rick Warren's A Purpose Driven Life was an intricate part of Ashley's survival during such a grueling circumstance, as well as her ultimate road to recovery, I would've thought that there would be more focus on this. If I were seeing the film without already knowing that it was a true story, I may have missed the whole "purpose" (no pun intended) of how she felt the book was vital to her particular situation.

Overall, Captive is a worthwhile film to watch with a lot of suspenseful moments. The true story of Ashley's recovery shows how a significant (and sometimes trying) turn of events can raise someone up when they've really hit rock bottom. Captive just had it's official DVD release date on January 5, 2016 and is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse. For more information on the film, you can visit Captive online.

I'm also happy to announce that one Our Everyday Harvest reader will have the opportunity to win their very own DVD copy of Captive. This DVD has over 30 minutes of bonus content, 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.

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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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.



   
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56 comments:

Sydney Anderson said...

Would love to watch this with my family

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering, Sydney! :-)

Ken Ohl said...

my wife and I would love to watch this movie love suspense movies

Chickie Brewer said...

I read the book and loved it.. I'm looking forward to the movie!

susan said...

I so want to see this movie!

jeremy mclaughlin said...

would love to watch this movie

Connie campbell said...

I actually didn't follow the story in the news, I only heard about it much later. Hopefully this movie will do justice to the struggles both parties endured.

Gail Fernandez said...

I haven't seen this movie, but I want to. I would love to win this.

chris said...

looks like my kind of movie!

allysmama said...

I read the book! Now I really want to see the movie.

Kristin G said...

I've heard this is awesome. I would love to see it!

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering, Ken!

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering, Chickie!

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering! :-)

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering, Jeremy!

Kelly said...

I agree, Connie! It's very unfortunate that there were several other victims in the whole ordeal. I'm continuing to pray for the family's of these victims. Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering, Gail!

prickly pinecone said...

This would be an awesome movie to watch with my husband.

Kelly said...

Watching the movie is always a nice follow-up after reading the book.

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering! :-)

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering, Kristen!

Kevin said...

Thanks for having this contest! My wife and I would love to see this.

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering, Kevin!

jodi said...

I have not seen this and looks like it would be a good movie to watch with my hubby

Kelly said...

Thanks for entering, Jodi! :-)

Mike Bratek said...

This movie, based on what i seen in the trailer, looks creepy and somewhat good. I am intrigued.

Kelly said...

Thank you for entering the giveaway, Mike!

Vanessa W. said...

This looks like a movie with suspense! I like it!!

Kelly said...

Thank you for stopping by to enter, Vanessa!

Michele Pineda said...

I like the fact that its based on a true story, and that it is suspenseful-I think my husband and I would enjoy watching this and adding it to our collection.

Bernie Wallace said...

This sounds like a very interesting movie. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

You're very welcome. Thank you for entering, Bernie!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for entering the giveaway, Michele!

Annabellainla said...

This looks like a great movie. Thanks for the giveaway

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

You're very welcome! Thank you for entering! :-)

Nancy Loring said...

It is amazing what the human spirit can overcome and how compassion for another instead of fear or hatred can change so much.

Robin Abrams said...

This looks like a great movie. I really want to watch this

bill norris said...

Kate Mara rocks and I'd love to see this.

Julie Donahue said...

I'm looking forward to this movie!

Darlene Owen said...

I read the book and loved it. It would be so scary if a person was in her position.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

It definitely would be! Thank you for entering, Darlene.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for entering, Julie!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for entering, Bill!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thanks for entering the giveaway, Robin!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I couldn't have said it any better, Nancy! Thank you for entering!

My Flower said...

i love true stories i let my kids watch so they know there is bad in this world

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I can actually agree with doing this. I think this teaches them the difference between good and bad. It also better equips them with knowing what to do when faced with certain situations throughout life.

Wen Budro said...

This looks like a compelling and inspirational movie. I remember watching the news when this happened. I can't imagine being in that situation.

Alexandra Oller (iamthealexxx) said...

I'm also looking forward to seeing this movie very much.

Nadine Stacy said...

I'm a big movie buff and I'd want yo view this title for sure.

Danielle said...

I haven't read the book or watched the movie yet but it sounds good. God must've really been with them for that situation to end like it did.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

That's exactly what I thought when I saw this! Thank you for entering, Danielle.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for entering, Nadine!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for entering the giving, Alexandra!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Same here, Wen! It must have been really scary for her. Thank you for entering!

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