Monday, February 13, 2017

Priceless Movie Review and GIVEAWAY



Human Trafficking.

It’s a heavy topic that gets mentioned in the news, but is something that most people don’t really spend too much time thinking about.  In Priceless, we get a view into the underworld of human trafficking and what impact it has on the lives of those involved.

One man decides to not step away and go the easy path, but to go on the path of the greater good.  James is in a downward spiral.  He has lost his wife and custody of his young daughter.  Unable to hold down a job, he takes a quick cash job to drive a cargo truck cross country with no questions asked.  Crashing off the road in the dead of night, James hears noises in the back of truck, breaks it open and discovers two young women inside.  After he drops off his “cargo,” he decides he can’t just leave and take the easy road home, he wants to correct his mistake and help out the girls he dropped off.  As he tries to find them, he discovers the dark world of human trafficking of young ladies and realizes now more than ever he needs to make a stand.  Will James be able to find Antonia and Maria?  Why is motel owner Dale helping him?  Will James be able to get custody back of his daughter?

This movie really got to me.  I have been thinking about it all weekend and today.  I thought it really dealt well with the human trafficking storyline.  It definitely showed scenes of violence and it implied on what was happening to the girls so this is not a movie for young children.  It did show this in what I thought was a classy way so that you knew what was happening, but didn’t need to see the violence or rape happening.  It was a unique storyline that I have not seen anywhere else.  The primary focus was that every woman is “priceless” and a human being that should not be taken hostage and used for sex slavery.  It is an important message.

The storyline was excellent, a drama based on true events.  I thought the acting and characters were fantastic.  I really liked the journey of James and also finding out more about Dale.  I thought the young ladies were great as well showing life in a very difficult situation.  The villains were not mustaches twirling stereotypes, but were had good nuanced portrayals.  I loved the cinematography and beautiful scenery.  I also really enjoyed the music.  

The DVD has nice bonus features with a concert from Christian pop duo For King & Country.  One of the duo, Joel Smallborne stars as James in Priceless.  I had never heard this duo before and enjoyed their music.  I also liked the making of the movie featurettes.

Overall, Priceless is a movie I won’t soon forget and one that I highly recommend.  It’s an important subject that we should all be discussing.

Movie Source:  Review copy from the Icon Media Group.


 Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a DVD/Blue Ray/Digital copy of Priceless courtesy of Icon Media Group. If you would like to win this movie, please leave a comment on what interests you about this movie.

As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using random.org (or a Monte Carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to addresses in the United States and Canada.

The deadline for entry is midnight on Friday February 24th!

Please make sure to check the week of February 27th to see if you are a winner. I send emails to the winner, but lately I've been put in their "junk mail" folder instead of their inbox.

Good luck!

2 comments:

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  2. Laura, this sounds like an excellent and important movie. It sounds very well done. I'd like to learn more about this subject. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I will add your giveaway to my sidebar.

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