Friday, January 22, 2016

Captive, a DVD review and giveaway

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." 

My review:
   I am not a huge fan of the Rick Warren book mentioned in the movie, so I really had no plans to watch it until I received a review opportunity for it and read about the movie.... so I figured I might as well do it.

  The movie doesn't sugarcoat anything. The main character is a drug addict who has had her little girl taken from her, and she is still doing drugs. There is also gun violence in the movie as it shows the bad guy shooting and killing a few people. Other than those two issues, the movie is clean and curse-free.

  Captive does a great job of showing a young woman down on her luck whose life is suddenly turned more upside down as she becomes the captive of a man on the run for murder. The acting is top notch, and the movie producers did a great job of making a movie length story about these true events.

  The book plays a rather small part in the movie, but it does seem to help soften the criminal to bring about the ending that happens instead of one that could have ended in tragedy. The movie shows that good can come out of even an event such as this young woman went through.

 I enjoyed the movie and it held my attention well. Great plot and characters.

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.  

"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.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


Courtesy of FlyBy Promotions, I have one copy of the Captive DVD to give away.

To enter, simply watch the movie trailer below, and comment saying you did with any additional comments you want to make.

I will pick a winner 10 days from now on February 1 using



Bernie Wallace said...

I watched the trailer. Thank you for making me aware of this movie. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Nancy Loring said...

The trailer was really good. It is amazing how we can change when we began to have faith.