Genre Archives: Comedy

Men Women and Children

October 17, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Men, Women and Children" makes a point while presenting a realistic, and often graphic, portrayal of the use of the internet and cell phones in today's society. The movie showcases the many temptations, including a married man and father (Adam Sandler) who visits porn sites and sets up an [...]

St. Vincent

October 24, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
Bill Murray plays a misanthrope in this movie, and he does "cranky" very well! He plays Vincent, an older man who served in Vietnam; he visits his wife often in the nursing home even though she doesn't know him, does her laundry weekly, and offers to watch a young boy after school because the boy's [...]

Holiday In Handcuffs

October 7, 2008
Not Recommended for Families
This movie will have you rolling on the floor as Trudie, played by Melissa Joan Hart, loses her sanity for a while and kidnaps a customer from the restaurant where she works. The comedy continues as she presents him to her zany family. But she is not the only one in the family who has a secret this [...]

Heavenly Match

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"Heavenly Match" is a movie for the whole family. It presents the comical and dramatic troubles of a female minister named Casey. She has the calling, or does she? Her life is not going as she thought it would or should. She believes she should change careers and become a lawyer. Her mind is made [...]

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

October 10, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" brings to energetic life the book written by Judith Viorst upon which this movie is based. The film features stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as Ben and Kelly Cooper, and young Ed Oxenbould as their son Alexander. Life is a [...]

Acceptance

August 25, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Acceptance" focuses a lot on students who are trying to get accepted to the Ivy League colleges their parents want them to attend, but the movie is also about being accepted for who a person is. And that person can be successful without attending Harvard or Yale. Taylor Rockefeller, "not related [...]

Nothing to Declare

August 28, 2007
Not Recommended for Families
This is a quirky movie about a small town in Canada of 376 residents. Putterton was started by George Putter's great-great-grandfather and now he is the only descendant left. When a new tax agent comes to town, everyone finds themselves in a predicament because no one has paid taxes in 50 years, [...]

The Glory Bugles

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Glory Bugles" show up to make you laugh in this unique and fun-filled comedy. They spin their charm with anecdotes, puns, and songs. Queenie, Beulah, Farley and Harley give it their all in this series of skits which take place in, of all places, Box Springs, Tennessee. The humor includes [...]

This is Where I Leave You

September 19, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
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 [...]

A Magic Christmas

November 4, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Many families find themselves disconnected because of schedules, electronics and interests. Jack Carter's family is no different than most families in today's world. But Jack has a plan to go to the place where his life was less hectic to enjoy time with his lovely wife and their two children, plus [...]