actor: Dennis Quaid

I Can Only Imagine

March 16, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

The heart behind the hit song I Can Only Imagine takes viewers behind the curtain, into the personal life of singer/songwriter Bart Millard (a role magnificently performed by J. Michael Finley). Deeply moving, and not to be missed, I Can Only Imagine is a story of tragedy and triumph; a living [...]

A Dog’s Purpose

January 27, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"A Dog's Purpose" is a delightful movie! It is fun-filled, and it induces laughs, based on the behavior of dogs which dog owners and lovers will appreciate. There are four stories that are shared, and they are ultimately connected. The idea of "dog reincarnation" is used as a plot device, done so [...]

Playing for Keeps (2012)

December 7, 2012
This is a movie with a warm "feel good" ending and features a good story. It's unfortunate that the film contains a few items which drive it over the top of our acceptability level for family-friendly viewing. George Dryer (Gerard Butler) was a soccer star and the movie opens with three of his [...]

The Words

September 7, 2012
This movie makes a point that each person's own story is...well, each person's own story! Jeremy Irons plays an old man who experienced the ups and downs of life during and following World War ll in Paris. An American soldier, he falls in love with a French girl named Celia and marries her and they [...]

Footloose

October 14, 2011
It's been a long time since the first and original "Footloose" was released in the eighties, starring Kevin Bacon. This version is definitely updated with modern content to boot. And that means a lot of emphasis on sex and language. Kenny Wormald plays Ren McCormack, a gymnast, one of the main [...]

Soul Surfer

April 8, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Drama - Bethany Hamilton is one of the most amazing people we have come across in years; an avid surfer living in Hawaii who had her arm completely removed by a tiger shark when she was only 13 years old. This film, based on the true life story of [...]

Battle for Terra

May 1, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

As these two species of the galaxy come together on Terra they both have secrets from their past that need to be revealed. The humans arrive from the planet earth and the surrounding planets that they have destroyed through civil war. Instead of seeking peace, they invade Terra without trying to [...]

Pandorum

September 25, 2009
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 [...]

The Express

October 10, 2008
This could have been an inspirational story for families. In fact, I learned this film originally had a PG-13 rating but was changed to PG so I was hopeful it would go easy on the language so families could see it together. Unfortunately, that is exactly the area it crossed the line of [...]

Smart People

April 11, 2008
Quite often smarter people feel superior and privileged and in "Smarter People" Professor Lawrence Wetherhold is no exception. He is the kind of intellectual snob that doesn't bother to get to know any of his student's names much less who they are. In one scene when a student comes to his office [...]