actor: Alfre Woodard

So B. It

October 6, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Heidi is a young girl 12 years of age, who wants to know about her mother's past. Traveling all alone and not knowing what she will find, she leaves Reno with only a handful of photographs to go on and heads out for Liberty, New York, to find out the truth. This is a heartwarming story of a girl [...]


October 3, 2014
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Tyler Perrys The Family That Preys

September 12, 2008
This family does indeed "prey" on one another while one character named Alice Pratt (played by Alfre Woodard) prays to the Lord. Alice's two daughters, Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) and Pam (Taraji P. Henson) don't get along. Pam stands behind her husband Ben (Tyler Perry), a construction worker, but [...]

The Journey of Henry Box Brown

April 20, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

“The Journey of Henry Box Brown” is the wonderful story of the true Henry Brown and his daring escape from slavery. Visually, the movie is very simple. It is like listening to a book being read and looking at the pictures but with some slight movement here and there on some of the pages. What [...]

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Hollis Woods has not had a permanent home since she was born. When she is sent to Josie Cahill's home, an artist and retired school teacher, she soon learns that she and Josie have a lot in common. Her defenses begin to drop and she finds herself feeling at home. She also winds up caring for Josie [...]

Take the Lead

April 7, 2006
"Take the Lead" works in showing changes and growth in the characters. These characters wouldn't have dreamed of entering a ballroom dancing competition when they first met dance instructor Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas), but this is exactly what happens. Any film which includes a song by Nat [...]

The Water is Wide

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Water is Wide" is a well-directed film and once it establishes its plot, it is story-telling at its best. It picks up steam in the classroom with Pat Conroy (played by a relative newcomer, Jeff Hephner) and it's really a fresh and entertaining story. Hephner plays Conroy exceptionally [...]

The Forgotten

September 24, 2004
Telly’s love for her son is unbreakable. As demonstrated by Jesus delivering Himself up for the world, there is no greater example of sacrificial love than one giving his or her life for another. While this is commendable, the film implicitly answers the question of “why evil exists in the [...]

Words by Heart

August 26, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a moving story, because we're still dealing with the same issues in the 21st century: prejudice and fear of people who are different than us. Lena's father is a role model for any child in any time or country: a hard-working man of integrity, patience, and love for others. His lived-out [...]


October 26, 2001
According to Prot, there are no families on planet K-Pax and reproducing is a painful, unpleasant process void of any sexual desire. Workaholic Mark begins to see how bleak life would be without his wife and children. Prot seems to understand the loneliness and fears of his fellow patients, and [...]