Genre Archives: Comedy

Unfinished Business

March 6, 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 Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

March 6, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" hits on important themes in an entertaining way. One of the themes is a play on the old adage, "There's no time like the present." The words are reversed by a character into, "There is no present like time." And for the many senior citizens who abide in The [...]

The Congregation

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Congregation" reveals what can happen in churches sometimes and, although there are issues in the church, some of the characters relieve the tension by being funny. But not always on purpose! The church has a new pastor coming and some of the members, such as Deacon Vernon Pride and Sister [...]

Focus (2015)

February 27, 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, [...]