Monday, January 18, 2016

Captive Movie: What is your purpose in life? + Giveaway





Title:  Captive
Format:  DVD
DVD Release Date:  January 5, 2016
Runtime:  96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence & 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 (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." 

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MY THOUGHTS

Based on a true story that gripped the nation back in 2005, an escaped convict, Brian Nichols held single meth addict mother, Ashley Smith hostage for 7 hours.  What's so amazing about this story was how Brian Nichols ultimately let Ashley go. Divine intervention is all there is. Through reading together a chapter in Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life, both Brian and Ashley awakens to God's faith in them, and ultimately what freedom is. 

The movie starts off the murderous action of Brian, and pans to the life of Ashley, struggling with her addiction to meth.  When their two worlds collides, the pace of the movie continues steadily.  The actor who played Brian Nichols, David Oyelowo gave a worthy portrayal of a convict who is lost and needs hope.  His emotions of lost, anger and even fear were well displayed facially.

With this story (the movie and the true story), what I find interesting is how all elements lined up, divinely.  However, the role of the reading of the The Purpose Driven Life is short, almost 3/4 of the way into the movie, which I had hoped for a bigger presence.  The faith element was shown through subtly, and that's the only gripe I have with the movie. I wished for a stronger presence, with no doubt, but then it would be too unbelievable?  Either way, Captive is moving, and demonstrated faith during times of danger and fear. Where there seems to be no hope, God knocks on until you see the light. 



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GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win your own DVD copy of Captive.  




Just comment below on how you find light in midst of a gloomy day.  Leave your name and email for a chance to win.  Don't forget to use (at)(dot) to avoid spammers. 

Giveaway ends on 3:00 PM on  January 25, 2016.  Random.org generator will select winner. 

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NOTE:  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.





24 comments :

  1. I find light in the midst of a gloomy day by listening to Christian music.

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  2. I won't say that I always do find light in a gloomy day but usually it can be as simple as picking up a good book to read. I don't have many gloomy days - maybe because I read a lot. The days most likely to be gloomy are the ones when I have to go to the store and do other tasks that keep me from having time to read.

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  3. I just left a comment and forgot to include my name and email. Now that is enough to make me gloomy. :) My response basically involved reading to get read of the gloomies. my name is Edward Arrington and email is grandaddya[at]Comcast[dot]net.

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  4. I find light - at ANY time, but especially when going through trials - by staying closer to God via reading Christian books, listening to Christian music, conversing with my sisters-in-Christ online, prayer and bible study.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Annie!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I find light in the midst of a gloomy day by being thankful for a husband who loves me unconditionally .
    Deana jhdwayne@peoplepc.com

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  7. I find light in the midst of a gloomy day by listening to Praise & Worship music. I struggle with depression, so I tend to have a few gloomy days every now & then. However, as I focus on God via music, my heart's focus is corrected from its inward view to the outer view on God that worship is. It's very hard to stay gloomy after a "session" with my Counselor! :)

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  8. Oops, here's my email address 🐴
    wycrocker(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thank-you!

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  9. I find light by praying and listening to uplifting Christian music. For me, staying upbeat about life is a daily struggle, but knowing that I have others praying for me helps keep me going. *On an aside note, I hadn't heard about this movie until the real life Ashley's cousin posted something about the movie premiere and shared her story. I haven't been the same since.
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway, Annie. - Blessings, Julianna Rowe emeraldelena(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Hello, It can be difficult to find light on a gloomy day. When I am feeling down I think about all the other people who most likely can be feeling the same as I. So I pray for God, who knows who they are, to meet their needs. I meditate on the Word of God, by quoting scripture to myself.. One of my favourites is, I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me." Blessings Crystal Mary Lindsey. faithicu@gmail.com

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  11. I find light in the midst of a gloomy day by creating something whether that be music (I enjoy playing the piano), sewing on my sewing machine or baking a new treat.

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Music is always a way to brighten my days and being outside in nature also helps!
    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Always think of something positive. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  14. Looks like several of us, including me enjoy a good Christian song to lift us up. Lately, I've been listening Big Daddy Weave's My Story. It really gives me a sense of peace and love in knowing my God is there with me. Blessings to you all. Thank you for stopping by.

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  15. I call my sons or check out some humor online (cat videos or comedy). meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  16. I find light in a gloomy day by worshiping Him.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  17. My kiddos bring me great joy! dance.yourself.silly18ATgmailDOTcom

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  18. I find light in the middle of a gloomy day by looking to God for guidance. Thanks for the giveaway. This looks like an interesting movie. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  19. Great blog! Glad I found you;) In the middle of a gloomy day, I have found the best thing to do is to turn to the scriptures. Have a great day! Sarahsmithstorm@gmaildotcom

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  20. I find light on a gloomy day by praying and talking to my Father.

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  21. Our hope & joy needs to come from inside, despite the weather. Getting my focus off of myself really helps, and Christian music can really help with that. kathae (at) jacobfam dot net

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  22. Great review, and sounds like an interesting DVD. When going thru a very depressing time the first of last year (5 deaths in 5 months), I clung to Psalm 91. He was my shelter (and has always been thru the years of ministry) to strengthen and guide me thru that time. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  23. Sorry, I forgot to include my addy. :(
    browncarole212(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Juliana! You are the winner of the Captive Movie Giveaway. Look out for an email from me. Mr. Random.org have spoken, and chose your entry. Thank you all for participating. Blessings!

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