Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Captive Starring Kate Mara Review and DVD Giveaway #FlyBy #CaptiveMovie

Disclosure:  This movie was provided free of charge for the purpose of this review.




The movie Captive is based on the true story of Ashley Smith who was held hostage in her own home by Brian Nichols in 2005.  The story was completely new to me as I don't recall hearing about it at the time.  It is based on Ashley's book Unlikely Angel.  

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." 


I was most interested in seeing this movie because of the two people playing the main characters.  David Oyelowo has been in a number of things, but is probably best known as playing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the movie Selma. I just recently finished watching the first season of House of Cards, so I know Kate Mara best from that.  Both of the characters they portray in Captive are much different than the roles I know them best for.

I have to confess it was a little tough watching this movie at the beginning. Watching Brian Nichols murder people in the movie and knowing this is how it happened in real life made the first part a bit disturbing. Also watching people use meth isn't pleasant although the movie wasn't graphic with it.  I think the fact that it is based on a true story and the fact that these two people were put together at this time in their lives for a reason does make it all the more powerful.  I honestly expected to hear more of the book The Purpose Driven Life in the movie, but I think it played out well.  Watching the movie made me interested in learning more about the story and I'm glad the movie ended with sharing a little more of Ashley's story.

Learn more by visiting the official Captive movie website, following on Twitter or connecting on Facebook.  The DVD is available on Amazon now.




The Giveaway:  One lucky winner will receive their own copy of Captive on DVD.  Giveaway is open to US and CAN only and ends on February 3rd. Good luck!

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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.

59 comments:

  1. No I have not heard of it till now. I would love to see the movie

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  2. I've never heard of the situation this movie is based on. I've also never read "The Purpose Driven Life."

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  3. I have head of the situation when it was happening. I have not read the book. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  4. I have not heard of the book or the situation that the movie is based on. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  5. I don't think I have ever heard of it. Sounds really good however and would love to see it.

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  6. The movie is new to me, but I have read the book years ago.

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  7. I haven't heard anything about the book or the movie yet.

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  8. I haven't heard anything about it - I started reading the book once but never finished it

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  9. I remember when this happened. It was a tense time with national coverage. No one expected the outcome that developed.

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  10. I have not heard or read about it.

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  11. I have not heard or read about his. I have heard of "The Purpose Driven Life" though.

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  12. I have not heard about this but it looks really good and would love to see this movie.

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  13. I have read the Purpose Driven Life but do not recall the kidnapping.
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  14. I have heard of the situation and have read the Purpose Driven Life.

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  15. I have heard of the situation and have read the Purpose Driven Life.

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  16. I havent heard anything about this movie.

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  17. No, I havent heard of it yet. Thank you for the chance!

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  18. I have not heard of the situation or read the book. Brittney House

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  19. I have not heard of this real life situation nor read the book

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  20. No, I haven't heard anything about the book, nor seen the movie.

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  21. I had not heard or read anything about this, until the movie came out.

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  22. Yes, I have heard of it (tv, radio, etc). And I have read the book "Purpose Drive Life" by Rick Warren.

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  23. I never have but it looks interesting

    my rafflecopter name is aarone mawdsley

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  24. I havent heard anything about the real story behind the book or movie. Looks interesting though,

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  25. No, I havent had of this book but now that I have I am going to read it!!

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  26. I have read the book, but I am unfamiliar with the situation in the movie.

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  27. I have not heard of his movie or book before now

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  28. Yes- I remember watching this story on the news when it happened. I have not yet had the opportunity to read purpose driven life.

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  29. haven't heard of either - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  30. Haven't heard of it but want to see the movie.

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  31. In never heard of the situation, book or movie.

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  32. I have not heard about it or read it.

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  33. I usually follow movie news but I had not heard of this movie until recently or the real events it's based on.

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  34. I have heard about the situation that is behind the book but I have never read purpose driven life

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  35. I just know the protagonist is a strong person who went through a lot and this is her story. I like stories that show true character and gives us hope.

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  36. I havent heard anything about this book or movie.

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  37. i have heard about this movie. i really want to see it.

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  38. I actually hadn't heard about this movie until this post, but now I am so interested!!

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  39. I hadn't heard about the situation that inspired the movie before hearing about the movie, but I have read The Purpose Driven Life.

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  40. I heard about this book, but have never read it.

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  41. Yes, I've read The Purpose Driven Life. It's been quite a while though!

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  42. I'd only heard of the book, but I'd never read it. It's on my to-read list, and I'd love to see the movie! :) Thank you for the chance to win!

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  43. The trailer for the movie Captive is the first I've heard of the story. I'm really excited to see this movie.

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  44. I haven't heard anything about the movie, but I have read A Purpose Driven Life. Great read!

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  45. I have heard about the story and I have read that book the purpose driven life. So good

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  46. I haven't heard of this movie or read the book. I'd love to do both though.

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  47. I haven't read the book, but I did recently hear of the movie. I can't believe I didn't hear about this on the news after it happend. I've been wanting to watch the movie.

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  48. I have read and enjoyed the book. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I have not heard of the movie before. I have heard of the book though but have not read it yet.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I have never heard of this. Would be interested in seeing the movie.

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  51. I haven't read the book yet but would like to.

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  52. Yes, I had heard of it and remember an Oprah episode about it. I haven't read the book.

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