Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Virtuous (DVD Review)

Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD, at no cost to me, for review purposes.

"Virtuous" tells the stories of several women, each with her own challenge--some unavoidable and some the result of bad choices.

This is the synopsis from the cover and a paragraph from the "Virtuous" website:
When a young woman, Simone Burner (singer/songwriter Brandy Allison), is accused of murdering the man who assaulted her, she seeks out the help of attorney Jack Evans (Erik Estrada, TV’s CHiPs) to prove her innocence. A ruthless and corrupt prosecutor engages her in a trial that brings the past she's longed to escape to the forefront of her defense. "Virtuous" will inspire and ignite you to live the principles of Proverbs 31–faith, integrity, wisdom, and honor.

Boasting a female-led cast that includes Angelita Nelson ("Courageous"), Erin Bethea ("Fireproof"), Vanessa Ore ("My Name is Paul"), and American hero Jessica Lynch, this film weaves together stories of powerful women from the battlefields of Afghanistan, to an American news studio, to a home for troubled girls, and the pulpit of a church, all while revealing the truth of God’s transformative love and grace.
I recognized some of the actors from other films we've seen:  "Courageous," "Fireproof," and "My Name is Paul."  Not all of the actors in "Virtuous" are of award-winning caliber, but others are quite good.

The film opens with a sequence of scenes which seem to be unrelated.  Eventually the threads are woven together and the overall story is clear, except for one nagging question that my husband and I were never able to answer.

Though Simone is the main character in "Virtuous," the other female characters play substantial roles, as well.  They face a variety of challenges such as being falsely accused, receiving verbal abuse from an alcoholic husband, dealing with the consequences of past decisions, and being a single mom.  While viewers may not be going through any of those specific trials, I think the strength and the triumphs of these women are inspiring.

"Virtuous" will be available on DVD on June 2.  For more information, including the film trailer and information on free screenings for churches, visit the "Virtuous" website.

1 comment :

  1. Lol, I am not a big fan of movies that don't answer all the questions for me. I watch them and then get disappointed.


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