actor: Kate Hudson

Kung Fu Panda 3

January 29, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Kung Fu Panda 3" will knock, uh, kick your socks off! There's still a lot of energy and creativity left in the franchise. Speaking of energy, that's what the plot is about in this third installment. A real baddie of a villain named Kai (voiced by J.K. Simmons) is determined to get back to the [...]

Mother’s Day

April 29, 2016
"Mother's Day" features several laugh-out-loud moments but also contains strong content, including language. Jennifer Aniston plays Sandy, a woman who gets a big surprise when she learns her ex-husband, the father of their two sons, has just remarried a woman quite a bit younger than him. The [...]

Rock The Kasbah

October 23, 2015
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 [...]

Something Borrowed

May 6, 2011
This movie is a bit too long. It is listed at 108 minutes, so 48 minutes longer than an hour. It could have told the same story in 90 minutes. That is to say that it is a bit slow in spots and some editing would have helped it. To be fair, it has its humorous moments. In one scene a character is [...]

Bride Wars

January 9, 2009
"Bride Wars" is about two friends who, when a mistake results in their wedding dates being booked on the same date, refuse to give into the other, even though they each planned to be the maid of honor at the other one's wedding. "Bridezilla" is given a whole new definition when the two friends [...]

My Best Friends Girl

September 19, 2008
I am just amazed and embarrassed by this movie. The language alone is over the top but when you add in all the sexual themes you have a movie that is on the verge of disgusting. Kate Hudson is a beautiful young woman with a great career and she looks a great deal like her mom, Goldie. But why she [...]

Fools Gold

February 8, 2008
"Fool's Gold" had a real potential for being a fun upbeat treasure hunt film. Unfortunately, the good times were marred by frequent foul language and sexual situations. At times the movie moved very slowly and at others, it raced ahead rather quickly. This herky-jerky pace made it difficult to [...]

You, Me and Dupree

July 14, 2006
This movie is laugh-out-loud funny during the course of its hour-and-fifty-minute length. Dupree totally upsets the household of newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson. He is a likable nut who is Carl's best friend, and even wears a "BM" sign on his shirt during Carl and Molly's wedding, which stands [...]

The Skeleton Key

August 12, 2005
I think this film should’ve used that skeleton key to unlock a formula for a good script because it is terrible. There was nothing thrilling or horrific about it, which would’ve been a great cure to my boredom. I do have to credit the movie for the interesting twist at the end, but then [...]

Raising Helen

May 28, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Raising Helen" will appeal more to women because of its gentle humor and wholesome romance. Helen makes personal sacrifices to keep the children: a rebellious teenager, a grieving boy who withdraws and a little girl who feels inadequate. When she and Dan fall in love, there is no hint of a sexual [...]