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Unbroken: Path to Redemption (Review and Giveaway)

Everyone knows the movie Unbroken about Louis Zamperini’s that came out in based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. If you only saw the movie, you may not know is there is more to his story, Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a look at what happened next.

On September 14th, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION by Pure Flix films hits the big screen. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only watch the movie early but also give away Fandango movie Unbroken Called According to His Purposepasses for some of my readers to get to see it for free between now and Oct 14th or until UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is no longer in theaters whichever happens first.

Honestly, I was not sure what to expect from a follow up film to one that was so epic in the lives it impacted as Unbroken. I will say (without giving too much away), that this film can stand on it’s own merits. Even for those that somehow missed the first film, they will be able to dive right into where the film picks up. By the end of the film will likely want to see the first one if they had not yet. Those that saw the first installment of Unbroken, know that this is a different chapter in Louis’ life that might catch some by surprise. The battles and demons that he fought as a POW carried over to when he is home. During his time of fame and what should have been the best years of his life, he is still haunted.

The millions who read Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book or saw the first film, UNBROKEN, know and love this part of Louie’s story, Executive Producer Bill Reeves, president of The WTA Group, said. “For Zamperini fans, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION shares the next chapter of Louie’s astonishing life and the inspirational love story that lies within.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption IN THEATERS


After surviving a plane crash, weeks of floating on a makeshift raft in the Pacific, and then years of torture as a prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini finally returns home to California, seemingly unbroken.

When the war ended, his battle began.

Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION begins where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, continuing the unbelievable true story of Olympian Unbroken One of the Greatest Stories of Forgivenessand World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

Haunted by nightmares of his torment, Louie sees himself as anything but a hero. Despite battling demons, anger, and alcohol, Louie feels obligated to participate in an Army tour to raise money for War Bonds. But as he focuses more on hotel bars than his public appearances, Louie is ordered to take R&R on the beaches of Miami.

There, he meets Cynthia, a young woman who captures his eye—and his heart. After a whirlwind courtship, the couple weds and moves to Los Angeles.

While pursuing every avenue of hope he can find—from trying to reestablish himself as a world-class runner to get-rich-quick investment opportunities—Louie’s wrathful quest for revenge drives him deeper into despair … and the bottle.

Hopeless and on the brink of divorce, Cynthia experiences Billy Graham’s 1949 Los Angeles Crusade where she finds faith in God and a renewed commitment to her marriage and her husband. Now, her most fervent prayer is for God to help Louie find the peace and forgiveness he so desperately needs.

From the producer of Unbroken and the writer of A River Runs Through It, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION stars Samuel Hunt (Louis), Merritt Patterson (Cynthia), David Sakurai (Watanabe, ͞The Bird͟), and Will Graham as his grandfather, Billy Graham.

In theaters this fall, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION brings to life the rest of Louis Zamperini’s powerful real-life story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.

In order to win a pair of the aforementioned Fandango tickets, I am going to make the giveaway simple. Comment below whether you read the Unbroken, saw the movie, both or neither. I will pick a winner from the comments submitted between now and 12:01 EST on September 20th, 2018. See pretty simple way to win.. winner will be notified upon close of contest, either way if you are a supporter of Christian films and would like to see more of them, be sure to buy your tickets and let your voice be heard.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

10 Replies

  1. mami2jcn

    I saw the first movie.

    1. Candace Crosby

      My husband and I found the movie “Unbroken” still in it’s original package, and watched it Sunday evening (9/9/18). It was a hard movie to watch, and we were amazed at the courage and perseverance of Louis Zamperini. And yes, we have seen the 2nd movie as well.

  2. I’ve seen both and listened to the audio book.

  3. Tamarah

    I saw Unbroken in the theatre.

    1. You will get to see the new one on me..will be in touch with the Fandango movie passes for you and a friend.

  4. I read the book, then watched the movie. Loved both. It’s my favorite book and I’m glad they made this movie to share the redemptive part of his life.

  5. Roger F

    I haven’t seen the movie.

  6. Lauren

    I have not seen the first movie nor read the book.

    1. You will get to see the new one on me. I will be in contact with your Fandango movie passes.. congratulations!

  7. Comments are closed for the giveaway – will be in contact with the winners shortly