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Priceless

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving human trafficking, and some violence.
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Primary Audience:
Adults Teens
Genre:
Christian Romance Drama
Length:
1 hr. 37 min.
Year of Release:
2016
USA Release:
October 14, 2016 (wide—303 theaters)
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human trafficking / modern day sexual slavery

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death of a wife

losing custody of a child

dealing with personal anger

desperation

being unable to hold down a steady job

FEAR, Anxiety and Worry—What does the Bible say? Answer

love

TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

faith

being courageous and selfless

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Because we are made in the image of God, every person’s worth is priceless.

Featuring: Amber Midthunder … Maria
David Koechner … Dale
Jim Parrack … Garo
Bianca A. Santos … Antonia
Lora Martinez-Cunningham … Melody Stevens
Joel Smallbone … James Stevens
Sarah Minnich … Amber
Kristen Rakes … Social Worker
Travis Hammer … CJ
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Director: Ben Smallbone
Producer: David Smallbone
Luke Smallbone
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Distributor: Roadside Attractions

“She’s worth fighting for”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Inspired by true events, PRICELESS is the powerful drama/thriller about James Stevens who at one time was a good man with a great life—but this has drastically changed. After the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his little girl, James now finds himself 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 one-time trip cross country for cash—no questions asked. But when he discovers what he is delivering, he is faced with a life-changing choice. Can love, strength, and faith redefine his past and change the course of his future? This unlikely hero must risk it all, confront the forces that oppose him, and ultimately discover the life he was meant to live.

The film is a natural extension for the Smallbone Brothers brand. ‘Part of the DNA of for KING & COUNTRY is this idea of respect and honor in relationships and women being priceless,’ Joel Smallbone says. ‘What we’ve found in our beliefs as men is that people are made equal. The film continues the idea that no one is a commodity and everyone deserves to be loved and loved well. And we are fortunate to have our family on board for this journey—our brother Ben directed the film while our father David and brother Luke produced.’

Roadside Attractions” Howard Cohen said: ‘PRICELESS is a film that will push those emotional buttons which can engage and transform. We're thrilled to work with the Smallbone Brothers on their feature film debut and look forward to bringing this powerful story to the big screen for audiences to enjoy from coast to coast.’

Producer Steve Barnett adds, ‘Ben and Joel are incredibly talented artists. The brothers have done a masterful job of delivering a film that is not only compelling and entertaining, but also important. I expect that we will be seeing more films like ‘PRICELESS’ from them in the years to come.’

For KING & COUNTRY’s ‘Priceless’ single has quickly risen since its debut and currently is #1 on both the Billboard and CHR charts. Following a headline stent on the arena-filled Winter Jam Spectacular and a summer of packed festival dates, this fall, the band embarks on ‘Priceless|The Tour [Fall 2016],‘ their largest headline tour to date.

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 and Tyler Poelle. The film was produced by Steve Barnett (300). David Smallbone and Luke Smallbone serve as executive producers, and Jacob ‘Cubbie’ Fink is a co-producer.”

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Positive
Positive—The movie is based on Human Trafficking. That being said, to make it viewable for our Christian eyes had to be challenging, I would imagine. However, I found they were able to get the point across and to do it tastefully. The movie was impressive. Christian movies sometimes have a tendency to be a bit corny; “Priceless” was not. It was indeed intense. Great acting and script. It was endearing.

Go support Christian movies, so they can make more, instead of supporting movies that have fundraising events for fighting everything in which you believe and stand for. Darkness hates the Light. Keep shining bright.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Louise, age 50 (USA)
Movie Critics

…A surprisingly involving faith-based drama… slickly produced… “Priceless” achieves greater impact through understatement and implication than many other similarly plotted movies do with R-rated explicitness. …
—Joe Leydon, Variety

…compelling… entertaining, suspenseful and inspiring… strong Christian worldview… some slow going…
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…Priceless does an admirable job of helping us see and sense the danger of the carnal world of human trafficking while still steering visually clear of its true horrors. It's a well-acted and involving story… [4/5]
—Bob Hoose, Plugged In

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