Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Captive from FishFlix.com { A Schoolhouse Crew Review }

You can definitely say that we are a movie watching family. We watch movies probably more than anything else, so I was really looking forward to reviewing this DVD of Captive from FishFlix.com. I thought this would be the perfect at home date night for me and my husband!

What is FishFlix.com?

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If you have never heard of FishFlix.com, they are an online Christian movie store based in Mora, Minnesota that was started over a decade ago. They have a plethora of good, wholesome, Christian based movies that can be enjoyed by the entire family at competitive prices. They have all types of Christian movies with categories such as Bible Teaching, Children's Movies, Christian Family Entertainment, Documentaries, Educational, and many more. You can rest assure that ordering from FishFlix.com, you will receive amazing customer service and a quality product.

About the movie~ **Rated PG13**

Captive is a movie that is based on a true story. I LOVE these kind of movies. I especially love movies that capture something that I can actually remember happening. I will never forget this event as I sat glued to my t.v. watching it unfold. Captive is a story about redemption that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

It was 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia and Ashley Smith, a young mother played by Kate Mara, was struggling with a drug addiction to crystal meth. Her husband had been killed by a drug dealer, and her daughter was taken away by the state. Ashley had just gotten a new apartment, and was trying to get her life straight so that she could have her daughter over to her house.

Meanwhile, Bryan Nichols, played by David Oyelowo, was on trial for rape at the Fulton County Courthouse. He learned from his lawyers that he had a newborn son, and decided that he must see him at least one time. Bryan Nichols escapes and ends up killing multiple people in his path. He overpowers a guard, beats her, and then steals her clothes so that he can get away easier. He runs straight for the court room where he kills the judge who's trying his case and also the court reporter. Later that day after his escape and a few car jackings he also ends up killing an FBI agent at his house.

Ashley (Kate Mara) and Bryan (David Oyelowo) reading The Purpose Driven Life

Still trying to escape the police, he sees a vulnerable Ashley outside and takes her hostage in her own apartment. Bryan continuously threatens Ashley over and over again, but God never leaves her side. She decided to take the calm approach and talk to Bryan and find out what his story was. He slowly began to trust her a little bit more and more as the hours went on. Ashley, never losing sight of the fact that she was supposed to meet her daughter the next morning, continued to almost befriend Bryan. As the hours ticked by, Ashley picked up a book called "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. She started reading it to Bryan and they learned that they BOTH had a purpose in life, and that God has a plan for everyone!

What we thought

This was a great movie and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Like I said, I had watched it unfold many years ago so it was interesting to see the behind the scenes of all that happened. The acting was great and it kept me involved through the entire movie. Captive received the Crystal Dove Seal Award for 2015.

Captive is rated PG 13 for it's obvious violence and some adult situations as drug use. I definitely wouldn't recommend that younger kids watch it.

If you are looking for a good movie for an at home date night or to watch with the older kids, Captive from FishFlix.com will not disappoint!

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