Genre Archives: Comedy

Lady Bird

November 17, 2017
Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird belongs to the half-generation, where it almost feels as if not enough time has passed to recall and look back on the year 2002. Yet as a first-time filmmaker, Gerwig most impressively (aided by an already well-established acting and writing resume) achieves something very [...]

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 [...]

Suburbicon

October 27, 2017
George Clooney had his hands all over this movie as one of the writers, as its producer and director, and he missed the mark with Suburbicon, which is unintentionally ironic. In this re-working of an old Cohen brothers’ script, he tells the story of a small Caucasian family named the [...]

Christmas on the Coast

Dove Approved for All Ages

Christmas on the Coast is a beachy holiday romance you won’t regret indulging in. Art imitates life as best-selling writer Dru Cassadine (Julie Ann Emery) publishes novel after novel about Annaline, a young woman who is too afraid to truly love. To keep herself and her famous character out of [...]

Battle of the Sexes

September 22, 2017
“Battle of the Sexes” tells the story of how Billie Jean King, played convincingly by Emma Stone, contributed to the women’s liberation movement and grappled with her own sexuality amidst worldwide notoriety. She is portrayed as a level-headed tennis player—a fighter who was not afraid to [...]

Home Again

September 8, 2017
I didn't have high expectations for this one, but I did expect Home Again to to be a fun, light and easy story. And it’s well-staged. Every scene was like turning the pages of a Sunset magazine, all the way down to the place settings. Every character is perfectly pretty—and likable. But [...]

Harriet and Herbert’s Day at the Beach

Dove Approved for All Ages

For fans of Disney and Pixar's "Finding Nemo," "Harriet and Herbert's Day at the Beach" might be a suitable alternative—even a gentle companion piece—for young viewers. In this film, opposites attract when it comes to Harriet, a sheltered but confident type, and Harry, a more streetwise fellow [...]

Logan Lucky

August 18, 2017
When Steven Soderbergh, the 2000 Oscar winner for “Traffic;” director of “Erin Brockovich” and “Sex, Lies, and Videotapes” among other blockbusters, announced his retirement from filmmaking in 2013, we did not expect to see him back so soon. However, he’s found a way to be true to his [...]

Can I Get A Witness Protection?

September 5, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

”Can I Get a Witness Protection” opens with clever and entertaining credits reminiscent of those of “The Pink Panther.” The film continues in this goofy vein, beginning when Jack, owner of a truck-repair business, accidentally witnesses a drug lord commit murder. Immediately, he has [...]

Saving Christmas

Dove Approved for All Ages

Is Santa Claus real? Only if you believe! This cute movie about believing in Santa features Danny, his sister Jennifer and friends who want to know the truth. Along the way, the group has a run-in with bullies and others making fun of them—and some of the friends have doubts of their own. There [...]