Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Virtuous DVD Review

Virtuous is a film about how women can overcome the toughest circumstances with great support both spiritual and relational.  Simone Burner, a young woman with a rough past, is a hard working college girl who gets followed home one night and ends up murdering her attacker in self defense.  The young man happened to be the grandson of a prominent man in the town.  Simone runs away and seeks the help of Jack Evans (Erik Estrada) to fight her case.  There are many women featured in this film with difficult circumstances but with God's grace they were able to face their situations and be strong. 
This movie had one main story, but several stories that all connected the women (each demonstrating the virtues of Proverbs 31)  who were impacting the world around them.  The main theme was that women were made to be daughters of the King which empowered these women  to have courage, tenacity and strength.  I really liked how the wife of Jack Evans gave Simone attention and love despite her impending trial.  And of course it was fun to see Erik Estrada riding a motorcycle just like he did in CHiPs (that I did watch as a young girl). There were several surprising story connections and one husband/wife interaction that I did not anticipate changing like it did.  I thought the music was great and the story held a lot of hope and freedom for women to pursue.  Some other actors that were on the cast were Jessica Lynch (first woman POW rescued since WWII) and Brandy Allison (Christian Recording Artist) as Simone Burner.
To find out more visit the website: http://www.virtuousfilm.com/
There is also a great discussion guide which covers all the virtues of the Proverbs 31 woman as displayed in the movie: Hope, Resilience, Compassion, Loyalty, Humility, Intention, Determination, Wisdom, Selflessness and Cherished. 

Synopsis:  When a young woman, Simone Burner (singer/songwriter, Brandy Allison), is accused of murdering the man who assaulted her, she seeks out the helps 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.

*I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD for review.  All opinions are my own.*

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