Virtuous

DVD Release: June 2, 2015
Virtuous
Dove "Faith-Friendly"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

When Simone Burner (Brandy Allison) is accused of murdering the man who assaulted her, she seeks out the help of attorney Jack Evans (Erik Estrada “CHiPS”) to prove her innocence. As her trial progresses, the prosecution brings to light the truth about Simone’s past. A past that she had long hoped to escape.

Dove Review

“Virtuous” is inspiring and compelling! It ties several stories together by the movie’s conclusion and the themes include standing strong when wrongfully accused, forgiveness, and making a fresh start. The cast includes Erik Estrada, excellently playing attorney Jack Evans; Brandy Allison as Simone Burner, a woman falsely accused of shooting and killing Patrick Walters (Ben Davies); as well as Kera O’Bryon as Kayleigh Evans, a gold-hearted woman who encourages Simone and goes to a judge on her behalf to get her out of jail for Christmas. Don Brooks also does a great job playing prosecuting attorney Jeremy Daniels, and Erin Bethea from “Fireproof” plays Diane Landers, a woman who graduates from the Potter’s House, a place for women with troubled pasts.

The plot revolves around Patrick Walters following Simone to her apartment against her wishes and his attempt to rape her. She shoots him and then is accused of murder. The movie weaves various stories together including attorney Evans’ grief over his deceased daughter, an elderly female judge who is emotionally and verbally abused by her husband, and a female soldier named Tara who is captured and tortured in Afghanistan, and the after-effects on her pastor father, mother and sister.

The story ends by powerfully showing that perseverance and faith pay off. We are pleased to award this movie our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus. This is a good film to watch!

Content Description

Sex: Man attempts rape but it is not shown other than him forcing his way into her apartment; it's stated a woman was a prostitute in the past; TV news director hints to a woman that he can further her career for cooperating, which comes across as sexual harassment.
Language: Moron-1; Idiots-1; Slimeball-1; Butt-1.
Violence: Soldiers capture and torture American soldiers in Afghanistan, with blood shown on their faces and arms but not the torture, and it is not gratuitous; soldier tells American soldier "I kill you;" they are dragged off and have to get down on knees; gunshot is heard and dark apartment is seen lit up from window from the shot; dead man is seen with blood on front of shirt; tag is placed on toe of body in morgue; food is seen on nurses from patient throwing his tray at them; man grabs a boy; explosions during a rescue mission.
Drugs: Bar scene with drinking and a few comments about characters who drank; it's stated a woman abused drugs in the past; woman gets after her husband about drinking a beer and driving; a comment about "must be tripping," referring to a character.
Nudity: None
Other: Tension between characters; husband and wife separate but the husband starts attending classes to become a better husband; attorney is deceitful in trying a case; woman talks about going to church and her abusive husband says, "There you go thinking again;" death and grief; woman makes a comment about Bible thumping.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: Capitol Christian Distribution
Director: Bill Rahn
Producer: Bill Rahn
Genre: Inspirational
Runtime: 124 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated