Genre Archives: Comedy

Focus (2015)

Not Recommended for Families
"Focus" is a fast-paced movie that takes a few twists and turns so that the viewer never figures everything out about the plot until the end. That is a good thing. I didn't see everything coming that happened, like you can in some films. So the surprises were nice, including one near the end that [...]

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

February 20, 2015
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 and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

The Duff

February 20, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
At Malloy High School a girl named Bianca (Mae Whitman) has popular friends but has no idea she is used by some guys to get closer to her popular companions. She doesn't realize this until Wesley (Robbie Amell) tells her she is a DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and the gatekeeper to her friends. [...]

Adventures in Appletown

March 19, 2013
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Will and Clayton are cousins (played by the Sprouse twins Dylan and Cole) who become detectives to find evidence to expose the real person who killed Mr. Potter. But they also need to find the killer so they can redeem themselves because they did not tell the truth about the night in question. [...]

Titans of P.S. 271

November 11, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
Children in middle school have a hard time adjusting if they don't fit the popularity mold. They may deal with bullying, are told they aren't liked, face situations at home and just have tough times if they are different from others. "Titans of P.S. 271" is such a story. It is the tale of Sam and [...]

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

November 16, 2004
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
In the early part of the 20th century, women were raised to be mild mannered, but as times changed so did the young women. They wanted to be more carefree and not so stuffy and boring. Bernice is an ordinary and boring young woman, according to her cousin Marjorie. But when Marjorie decides to [...]

Mortdecai

January 23, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Mortdecai" is hit and miss with its comedy. There are times when the jokes and gags don't really work, but when they do they are laugh-out-loud funny. Two of these feet-tickling moments involve Johnny Depp. In one scene his character, Mortdecai, is cocky and sure of himself during a fencing match, [...]

The Wedding Ringer

January 16, 2015
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 and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Chasing Ghosts

April 21, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Everyone must face death in his or her lifetime, whether a friend, loved one or acquaintance, and it is hard for some to except the inevitability and finality of death. Lucas lost his older brother in an accident and he is trying to deal with that loss in his own way. He is filming funerals trying [...]

Wheres the Love

April 21, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Where's the Love" is a movie about human frailty and it portrays this frailty well. Sidney and Ryan (David Banner and Denise Boutte) host a TV show as marriage counselors, but they are not taking their own advice—their own marriage lacks communication. Ironically, they spoke about communication [...]