On her 15th birthday Avery Colden discovers that she is to be given as a secret bride to the new Prophet of a religious cult. She escapes with the help of Army Colonel Jude Marks and a renegade female sheriff. When they find out that a younger girl will take her place as the secret bride they join forces to expose the truth that lies hidden in a town in Utah. Col. Marks calls in favors from the military and Washington but even that may not be enough to help them fight the deeply secretive cult. Written by
Red Road Productions
I just saw this movie at the Santa Barbara film festival. First off, I enjoyed the film. The acting was great, the writing was good and the cinematography was very good for an indy film. I thought it was pretty intense but still very watchable. I went with some friends and it seemed like the girls I went with were more effected than I was. Maybe because the subject matter had a lot to do with the abuse of young women in a fundamentalist Mormon society. But this movie totally goes way past things like "Big Love." It's more of the level of Warren Jeffs and the raid that happened a while back. At first, I thought some of the scenes were a little unbelievable until I listened to a Q and A after the movie and found out that some of the things that happen in the movie were similar to documented events and stuff. That was what really shocked me. I had no idea young girls were "sold" into marriage through business deals and that sort of thing. After hearing that the movie really came together in my mind. I still had a few issues with a couple of parts, mostly just technical things. I chalk that up to it being an indy film.
I'd highly recommend it and I hope people go to see it because the message is good.
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