Thanks to FlyBy for the opportunity to watch and review the movie Captive. I recognized the actress playing Ashley from House of Cards. She was great in this movie. Ashley is a recovering meth addict working hard trying to get her life back together after the killing of her husband by a drug dealer and losing temporary custody of her daughter due to addiction. She comes in contact with Brian Nichols who just escaped from jail and is on the run after killing several people he came in contact with. During this time he held her hostage in her apartment that she had just moved into and was unpacking and putting things away to prepare to be reunited with her daughter. Currently at that time, Ashley's Aunt Kim had custody of her daughter. Ashley was scared but did her best to remain calm. Brian gained some type of trust or connection with Ashley after she read a few pages from The Purpose Driven Life, a book by Rick Warren. Brian asked if I were the one who killed your husband could you forgive me, as he was thinking about all the things he had done. Ashley said I don't know but with God maybe. She was able to finally leave her apartment as he was thinking about what he had heard from the book. The book is about hope and finding what is our purpose here. At the beginning of the movie they showed verse Romans 5:20...But where sin increased, grace increased all the more. That does sum up what this story is about, God can use anything for good!
At the end of the movie, the movie shared an update about Brian and Ashley's life. She never used meth again and became a leader in Celebrate Recovery. Be sure to watch the special features at the end, this is not something I normally take time to watch, but I would definitely recommend it.
The web-site for Captive has free resources to use for discussion or with a youth group, along with preview and more about the movie.
Now for the fun part!!! I am able to give away one free DVD of the movie to one of my readers. All you need to do is leave a comment letting me know you want in before Saturday, January 16, 2016.
From the Captive Movie Resources
What follows is a story that is gripping, contemplative, often cringing and very satisfying. From fear to redemption, but the question is, who’s being redeemed. Uplifting, positive and inspiring.