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Human trafficking is real. It’s happening right here in the United States. It’s scary and it’s incomprehensible. Priceless is a movie that will open your eyes to this issue, and leave you wondering how you can help.
Inspired by true events, PRICELESS is a powerful drama/thriller about James Stevens who was, at one time, a good man with a great life — but that was then and this is now. After the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his little girl, James is at the darkest crossroad of his life. Angry, desperate, and unable to hold down a steady job, he agrees to drive a box truck on a shady, one-time trip cross country for cash — no questions asked. But when he discovers what he is delivering is actually who, he is compelled to save two beautiful and frightened sisters who are unaware of the danger that awaits them.
Can love, strength, and faith redefine his past and change the course of his future? This unlikely hero risks it all to save these women, confront the forces that oppose him and ultimately discover the life he was meant to live.
From the creative minds behind the two-time Grammy Award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY, PRICELESS stars Joel Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY), Bianca Santos (THE DUFF), Amber Midthunder (“Longmire”) with Jim Parrack (SUICIDE SQUAD, “True Blood”) and David Koechner (ANCHORMAN, “The Goldbergs”). PRICELESS is the first film from the Smallbone Brothers. Ben Smallbone directs from the script by Chris Dowling & Tyler Poelle. The film was produced by Steve Barnett (300). David Smallbone and Luke Smallbone serve as executive producers, and Jacob “Cubbie” Fink is co-producer.
Heidi Says . . .
I watched this movie last weekend and I can’t get it out of my head. I think I’m going to have to watch it again soon. I’ve shared about the reality of human trafficking before, but I think it’s a topic that needs to be discussed over and over again until we are able to put an end to this abominable act. If you don’t believe this is happening, check out this article that I read last week.
While Priceless is not a true story, it is inspired by true stories. It is realistic. As much as it seems impossible to believe that things like this are happening in the United States, they are. And Priceless helps to spread the word about this very real problem.
Aside from the storyline, I thought that Priceless contained great acting. It was believable. It brought me to tears. And, it left me wondering . . . What can I do? What can you do? What can WE do?
I blog about Family-Friendly Entertainment. Priceless is rated PG-13 for “mature thematic material involving human trafficking and some violence.” My children were not in the room when I was watching the movie. However, I feel that my 10-year-old could have easily viewed this movie and been fine. It would have certainly stirred up questions, though. So, I’d suggest watching it without kids the first time to determine if this is something you want to watch together as a family and discuss, or not (only you know what your children are mature enough to handle).
Learn More about Priceless
Priceless is being released on BLU-RAY, DVD, and ON DEMAND TOMORROW! I’d recommend checking out this movie. Buy it for yourself. And find out how you can share Priceless with your church, youth group, etc. There are many resources available on the site.
If you aren’t familiar with the For King & Country song with the same title, be sure to check it out. Every woman needs to hear this message!
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