Genre Archives: Drama

Straight Outta Compton

August 14, 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, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Ties that Bind

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This review is for the first episode of the series only. Allison is a police detective and, as everyone knows, her job isn't easy. She has a family of her own and a wonderful husband who stands by her side. But when she decides to take in her brother's teenagers, will the challenge be too much for [...]

Valley Inn

April 4, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Emily Mason is a young girl with hopes and dreams of making great sales like her family members before her. She travels to a county in Arkansas. It's nothing like she expected or was used to, but she becomes part of a small town there and gets to know the locals that come into the Valley Inn. [...]

Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace

December 21, 1999
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace" does a great job in chronicling the convictions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a man who opposed Hitler's regime, to the point of his death. Nicely acted, this film focusing on the years 1939 to 1945 and dramatizes Bonhoeffer's engagement to Maria and his time spent in jail, [...]

Killing Jesus

April 29, 2015
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
"Killing Jesus" is a spectacle of scenery and big scope and features solid acting regarding the life of Christ. It features some big names in the cast, such as Kelsey Grammer and John Rhys Davies. It is also a mixture of Biblical stories centering around the life of Jesus, and the movie [...]

Full of Grace: The Story of Mary of Nazareth

December 1, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"Full of Grace: The Story of Mary of Nazareth" is a story about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her last days on Earth. We are not sure what possible historical texts this story is based on, but the character of Mary is consistent with that of the Mary in the Bible. She is presented as humble and [...]

Southpaw

July 24, 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, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Paper Towns

July 24, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Paper Towns" features a good philosophy from Quentin, known as "Q" in the film: With all of the unlikely things that happen in the world, "everyone gets a miracle." Unfortunately, that is about as good as it gets in this movie. The movie is, for the most part, about teens who live a hedonistic [...]

Love Waits

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
In this day and age, teenagers have to deal with a lot: Moving to a new school, peer pressure, and death of a family member or even divorce can shake kids to the core. "Love Waits" is a story that parents should watch and discuss with their teens, because of its relevant message for today's kids. [...]

Pitching Love & Catching Faith

October 6, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Pitching Love and Catching Faith" is a bit of fresh air, an old-fashioned romantic story about a love worth waiting for. A young man named Tyler challenges fast-pitch softball pitcher Heather Thomas that he can hit her pitches. He is down by two strikes when he finally connects, in more ways than [...]