Genre Archives: Drama

The Imitation Game

December 25, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"The Imitation Game" features strong performances from the two leads: Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a genius mathematician, and Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke, another genius who finishes a difficult crossword puzzle in less than six minutes and wins a place on Turing's code team. It took [...]

Big Eyes

December 25, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Big Eyes" is based on a true story and features a strong performance by Amy Adams as Margaret Keane, the woman whose unique style of painting characters with large eyes became hugely popular under her husband Walter's name. Walter (Christoph Waltz) seizes her paintings and ascribes her work to [...]

Mysterious Ways (2015)

April 21, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"To err is human, to forgive divine," and that is the focus of "Mysterious Ways." Marilyn (Wendy Raquel Robinson) is not the same person she used to be, not since the day her boy Cody died at the hand of a hit-and-run driver. Marilyn is the choir director at church; she is short with people and not [...]

Selma

January 9, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Selma" is the title and town of this historic film, based on the real-life events surrounding a Civil Rights march on a bridge in Selma, Alabama. Blacks from Selma and across the country wanted to draw attention to the Civil Rights movement and, specifically, their right to vote. The result was [...]

Wayward: The Prodigal Son

March 2, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Wayward: The Prodigal Son" does a terrific job telling a modern prodigal son story. The acting is solid, with Landon Henneman playing Tyler McMillan, the prodigal who has a gambling problem and leaves home only to worsen his lot in life. He takes his inheritance early, $500,000 worth, and heads to [...]

Confessions of a Prodigal Son

March 24, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Confessions of a Prodigal Son" makes it clear that sometimes children-turned-young-adults have to go through some hard times before they realize that God and parents are more relevant than they might have thought. Such is the case with Sean (Nathan Clarkson). He was raised in church by his dad, a [...]

Never Alone

May 12, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a movie about hope! Lynna (Tressa Ohler) is a middle-aged woman who learns she is dying of cancer. She contacts her childhood friend Jen (Sandra Dee), whom she hasn't seen in a while. Jen comes to visit and it's a good thing. Lynna's husband Dave (Paul Presly) is a jerk, bad-mouthing her [...]

My Special Stone

December 27, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"My Special Stone" speaks to the heart of the viewer. Anyone who has known suffering and battled problems should be able to relate to this heartwarming story about a girl named Karen. Karen is hospitalized with little hope for recovery. To top it off, her parents are constantly fighting and her [...]

The Gambler

December 25, 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 [...]

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 [...]