Last night and this morning I watched a new movie called “Captive” on a DVD.This is the first time I have seen this movie, and I haven’t read the book, or ever heard about this story. It is quite a story! The movie was based on real-life events. The story is full of suspense, and it is very compelling. I couldn’t stop watching!

This story is something that we have heard time and time again on TV. It is about a violent fugitive who escapes from captivity, and who meets a girl while on the run, takes her hostage, and makes her his captive, in turn. This girl herself is not an angel – she has lost custody of her daughter due to drugs that she is still using. This captivity becomes transformational for both characters – the girl stops doing drugs, and starts understanding what is important in life – she is not a failure, and her daughter needs her very much. The fugitive starts understanding that his life is not over yet, he has a little son, and he has to look forward to being able to see this son grow up, rather than continue to be destructive and hurt other people. Ultimately, this movie is about what families are, how important they are for people, and that even the most evil out there can reflect, transform, and overcome the obstacles and what life throws at us.

I enjoyed watching this movie. It made me think about what I have – and I am so thankful for the life that I lead. I am thankful that I can obey the law, and that I am not in dire straits. I am thankful for my family, and everything that I have in this world. I am also thankful that I don’t have to worry about addiction, and that I was born with a very strong will, and ability to persevere no matter what. It is hard to get over difficulties and obstacles sometimes but I know that it always gets better in the end, and I am thankful for this ability to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and not to give up.

This movie is a very thought provoking movie, full of suspense, and emotions. It does not have flashy special effects, but in my opinion it is much more interesting than a lot of modern movies. This movie is fast-paced, but at the same time it is easy to watch – I haven’t seen movies like this one for a long time, and while violence, and drama are pretty visual in this movie, I believe that this movie is quite good to watch, not for children under 13, but adults can watch it. I think that this movie, despite the violent scenes, does not cross that line where you want to turn away and close your eyes, and it keeps your attention, and makes you feel what the characters are going through, and feel empathy towards them.

I hope that I can encourage more people and readers to watch this movie – you will not be disappointed!

 “Captive” DVD and $30 Paypal Gift Card Giveaway

Captive DVD and $30 Paypal gift card giveaway

One lucky reader will be able to win his own DVD of “Captive” and a $30 Paypal gift card to make it a true movie night at home! This gift card would go a long way for snacks, or even a cosy blanket to cuddle in for watching this movie.

The total ARV of this giveaway is $49.99. The giveaway is open to US and Canada residents. The gift card will be awarded in US dollars. This giveaway runs January 14 – 28.

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Here is the official information about the movie,
“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.”
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.”
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“Captive” DVD and $30 Paypal Gift Card Giveaway, Jan 14-28, US and Canada

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