actor: Anna Kendrick

Pitch Perfect 3

December 22, 2017
The tagline of Pitch Perfect 3, the latest in the franchise, is “Last Call Pitches,” and we can only hope this is the case, for we do not need one more of these. Though some inappropriate humor is present, the first and second movies are cute and original, with hearty laughs to be had by most. [...]

Table 19

March 3, 2017
"Table 19" is a film with some genuinely funny moments, and the movie's plot and quality is elevated due to the terrific cast. Eloise (Anna Kendrick) has been dumped by Teddy (Wyatt Russell), her boyfriend. His sister is getting married and, despite her break-up with Teddy, Eloise accepts the [...]

Trolls

November 4, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Trolls" is a delightful movie about happiness, loyalty and love. Its theme is that happiness isn't found in outward circumstances or in material things, but from within. It incorporates delightful characters such as Poppy (Anna Kendrick), a princess, Bridget (Zooey Deschanel), and Branch (Justin [...]

The Accountant

October 14, 2016
Effective January 1, 2009, The Dove Foundation review team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 Horror films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel [...]

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

July 8, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Pitch Perfect 2

May 15, 2015
"Pitch Perfect 2" features a lot of talent including stars Anna Kendrick and Hailee Steinfeld, who harmonizes with her. It's an underdog story about the Barden Bellas, who are viewed as having no original voice. They are suspended from their college and have to win the international competition to [...]

Into the Woods

December 25, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Into the Woods" is a humorous and imaginative film. It's not flawless, but it has some funny moments, including a scene in which two princes (Cinderella's prince and Rapunzel's prince) are over the top in singing about their love for Cinderella and Rapunzel. They attempt to be sexy as they sing [...]

Pitch Perfect

October 5, 2012
"Pitch Perfect" is a perfect rip-off of TV's "Glee" except these kids are in college, which allows for more "adult" behavior, like drinking, talking dirty, engaging in sexual remarks and pranks, including one lesbian who takes every opportunity to "hook up" with the other girls in her acappella [...]

End of Watch

September 21, 2012
"End of Watch" portrays two police officers in South Central Los Angeles and the conflicted dynamics between trying to enforce the law in a lawless neighborhood and leading a "normal" family life. Much of the footage in this film was from the point of view of patrol car dashboard cameras and home [...]

ParaNorman

August 17, 2012
I was disappointed in this one. I had hopes that it might be entertaining for both kids and adults in a fun Halloween kind of way, a spooky story with great animation and a happy ending as the kids triumphed over the evil forces they faced. Instead, I was appalled by all of the inappropriate [...]