actor: John Lithgow

Daddy’s Home 2

November 10, 2017
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are back as the hilarious daddy-duo, Brad and Dusty, in this funny holiday-themed sequel. Brad (Farrell) and Dusty (Wahlberg) have put aside their differences from the first film and are now the loving, attentive co-patriarchs of a flourishing blended family. Brad is [...]

Miss Sloane

December 9, 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 [...]

Interstellar

November 7, 2014
Space travelers unite! Here is a movie that will have you on the edge of ... the galaxy. Cooper was trained as an astronaut but now farms with his father-in-law and his two children. They raise corn because it seems to be the only thing that grows these days. If that weren't bad enough, they are [...]

Leap Year

January 8, 2010
What would you run back for if there was a fire which broke out in your home? This question helps set up the plot of this romantic comedy, which is a bit slow moving in parts but a few of the jokes work okay. Then you have the one in which Declan (Matthew Goode) makes Anna (Amy Adams) a bet and [...]

Confessions of a Shopaholic

February 13, 2009
This movie makes some points about how easy it is to get into credit card debt, and how shopping can be an addiction as much as drinking or gambling can be. Not that this is not a comedy. Isla Fisher plays Rebecca Bloomwood and she does have very good comic timing. One scene features her boss, Luke [...]

My Brothers Keeper

February 1, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on a true story, John Lithgow portrays twin brothers Bob and Tom Bradley. Both are very loved school teachers on Long Island. Tom, who is HIV positive, is offered a wonderful opportunity to have a bone marrow transplant from Bob to keep the HIV from getting any worse and, possibly, even [...]

Resting Place

March 4, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

It is 1972. The fallen body of Lt. Dwyte Johnson is brought back to be buried in Rockville, Georgia. However, there is one problem. Lt. Johnson is black and his family wants to bury him in a cemetery where only white people are buried. It is near the place where Dwyte played as a boy and he loved [...]

Shrek

May 18, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Shrek" has some meaningful messages such as looking on the inside of a person and not the outside. It also shows how forgiveness is necessary. However, the viewer should know there is some toilet humor in it. In fact, not far into the movie we meet the ogre Shrek, who flushes a toilet before [...]

Rugrats in Paris

November 17, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

As the Rugrats’ travels take them from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and everywhere in between, the world’s favorite babies learn new lessons about courage, loyalty, trust and above all, true love. With a clever and poignant story, “Rugrats in Paris” is colorful and bouncy for little ones, [...]

Don Quixote

Dove Approved for All Ages

“Don Quixote” is the timeless work of Miguel de Cervantes and has been regarded as the first novel ever written. It was published in Spain in two volumes in 1605 and 1615. Most of us are more familiar with the musical version, “Man of La Mancha.” The book, while parodying the chivalric [...]