April 11, 2016
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
"Scattered" is a unique and original film. The story opens with a young woman named Monica (Erin Rose), who is holding a party to celebrate her college graduation. She recently became a Christian, and some of the friends she invited do not like the "new" Monica. They arrived with plans to party. [...]


February 29, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Penelope" is one of those movies which is not a great film, due mainly to some bad dialog and dragging scenes; but it does have a few good moments. Enough of them to no doubt please most viewers in a typical audience. It is not your average run-of-the-mill Prince Charming film, but Max (James [...]

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

October 3, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is one the kids will love! "That's the greatest movie ever!" a young boy said as I was leaving the theater following the early screening. I don't think I will go that far, but kids and parents can enjoy this one together. George Lopez winds up with most of the good lines, as he voices Papi, [...]

Joyful Noise

January 13, 2012
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Wow, what music! I was tapping my feet to this film's soundtrack. This movie contains some great music and features songs like "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" but with a spiritual flavor. It makes use of other secular songs in this way, including an energetic rendition of an Earth, Wind and Fire song, [...]

Fast and Furious 6

May 24, 2013
This movie is, as you would expect, fast paced. In fact, it opens in Spain with a race and rarely slows down after that. Brian (Paul Walker) has just become a father and the old team hopes to live the quiet life of retirement (following the race). But Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) asks Dom to re-assemble [...]


February 22, 2013
This film picks up in the action department as it goes. Slow spots are scattered around in the beginning and yet it also contains an exciting chase sequence in the first part of the movie, when a young man that receives drugs in the mail on behalf of a friend is pursued by police. Enter the young [...]

Keeping Up with the Steins

June 2, 2006
A plus for this film is that it does have a realistic plot in which a young boy who is having a Bar Mitzvah tries to distinguish what it is he truly wants in life. His Dad, Adam Fiedler, wants to keep up with the Steins, who had a "Titanic" movie theme for their son's coming of age celebration and [...]

Little Manhattan

April 4, 2006
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Little Manhattan" plays on the theme, "Nothing is as big as your first love," and that is essentially the story. Young Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) plays the boy whose heart is hit by Cupid's arrow when he meets Rosemary Telesko (Charlie Ray). Both kids do a commendable job as leads in the film, which [...]

Rocky ll

June 15, 1979
This film is an inspirational film and a worthy successor to the original "Rocky." It's a shame that the language prevents it from being Dove approved. There is language scattered throughout but two strong profanities prevent us from approving it as a family-friendly film. Hopefully a filtered [...]

Straight From The Heart

February 9, 2003
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
“Straight from the Heart” definitely has the distinctive feel of a Hallmark movie. The ending is somewhat predictable, and the story is a little generic, but it is definitely a good family watch. There is a little language throughout, but it is scattered and without vulgarity. Fabulously [...]