Genre Archives: Drama

Wild (2014)

December 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 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 [...]

Bury My Heart with Tonawanda

March 14, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a historical story of one young man's life of rejection by his own father but acceptance from the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. John Harrison was born with Down syndrome during a time when being different was not accepted well. It did not matter whether that difference was from a birth [...]

Exodus: Gods and Kings

December 12, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is an epic film, as in "big". The filmmakers showcase the plagues of the Bible in a big way: the water turning into blood, the frogs, the flies, the huge hail stones, etc. There are also sweeping shots of the vast number of Hebrews as they begin their trek from Egypt toward [...]

The One I Wrote for You

December 5, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The One I Wrote For You" makes this clear: a person doesn't have to sell out to be successful. Talent will always be appreciated by someone. The terrific cast of this film includes Cheyenne Jackson as Ben Cantor, a man who once had a dream to write songs and sing them for an audience. Now he finds [...]

Finding Harmony

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Harmony comes from an entertainment family, although she has never spent much time with her father, the country rock star, or her grandfather, who was a well-respected music producer. But music is in her blood and all she wants to do is write music and sing. Sam, Harmony's mother, does not want the [...]

The Theory of Everything

November 28, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"The Theory of Everything" features strong performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane. She cares for him despite his ALS diagnosis and its devastating effects on his life. He is a brilliant physicist, but they make a bit of an odd couple because he [...]

Christmas Ride

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Christmas Ride" offers a unique twist on a Christmas story. A young woman named Keri (Brittney Ham) works it out with her neighbor Kevin (H.T. Altman) to drive her kids and herself to Georgia for her mother's wedding. She and Kevin bicker a bit along the way, but she also opens up and tells him [...]

Before All Others

May 5, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"Before All Others" is a winner! It is a delightful and heartwarming story that features several moments of humor. A number of things make this movie well worth watching. For one, it shows what can happen to a person who follows God and the rewards that can follow. It also features strong [...]

Redemption of the Heart

February 15, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Redemption of the Heart" is a fantastic film, inspiring, and tells a remarkable story. A couple of young men, Alex Montoya (Crister De Leon) and Daniel De La Cruz (David Morales), are scammers who have hatched a plot to bilk churches of money by telling the churches that the funds are going to [...]

Paper Angels

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
The holiday season is here, so gather the family to see this wonderful Christmas movie that is both encouraging and inspiring at this special time of year. It is amazing how sometimes peoples' lives intertwine at important times without them even knowing how much. Thomas and Kevin's lives come [...]