Genre Archives: Family

Kid West

June 5, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

Kid West is Harper Cooper's nickname. She wears a cowgirl hat, is proficient with a slingshot, and loves solving mysteries. Mary Bair, who is terrific as Kid West, has a future in cinema! Her character gets the opportunity to do that very thing when her mother moves them both to Minnesota from [...]


Dove Approved for All Ages

Based on the popular book Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis, Zapped is an enchanting tale about teenager Zoey Stevens (Zendaya) who is a bit of a perfectionist and a highly skilled dancer. When her mother remarries, Zoey is stuck in a new house and a new school with a loud obnoxious stepfather, and [...]

A 2nd Chance

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

A 2nd Chance is a remarkable film about determination, forgiveness, and…of course, getting a second chance. When gymnastics coach Bev becomes ill, she encourages fellow coach Kate Jones (Nina Pearce) to work with her competitive gymnastics team for an important upcoming competition. This [...]

1 Chance 2 Dance

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

1 Chance 2 Dance follows a longstanding tradition of films about youths dancing through their celebrations and hardships of (most often) high school lives. The film is no exception, with its DNA closely related to Dirty Dancing (1987) or even High School Musical (2006). Any viewer can find [...]

Sweet Sweet Summertime

March 6, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

Caleb Burns (wonderfully played by Nicos Christou) is a kindhearted boy still grieving over the loss of his beloved mother. In her honor, he decides to make this summer “the best summer ever” by following his mother’s example and doing good deeds for everyone in town. With the family’s [...]

A.R.C.H.I.E. 2

July 17, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 is an imaginative movie with a lovable cybernetic organism (or robot if you prefer) named A.R.C.H.I.E. that looks incredibly like a real dog—but he has amazing abilities including the power of speech! The dog is real with an "animated" mouth, so when you add the vocal abilities of [...]

My Dog the Space Traveler

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

My Dog the Space Traveler is a modern-day story of a boy and his adventure within a space portal. This follows a trip into a space hole by his dog Blaze. Robbi Otto (Logan Borsari) is a typical boy—he has a great imagination and is smart, but he's also picked on by a couple of bullies. He lives [...]

A Doggone Adventure

March 20, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

In the tradition of E.T. and other adventures of youth comes A Doggone Adventure, a fun, fast-paced, and sweet-hearted feature! This kid-friendly adventure features David (Walker Mintz), his little brother Ricky (Jayden Hedden), and their friends who cross paths with a telepathic puppy. The [...]

Silver Dollar Fish

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Silver Dollar Fish is a winner! It is a timeless story of hardship, faith, and overcoming obstacles. It is especially about love—the love a man has for his wife and child and for God. All the actors hit the right notes. A hardworking farmer named Jesse Nelson (Rodney Wiseman) also does [...]

Project: Puppies for Christmas

December 25, 2018

Dove Approved for All Ages

In Project: Puppies for Christmas, Christmas really is the season of giving! It is like a chain of kindness and small, humble miracles that never cease to end. What begins as two girls' ploy to get puppies—by spending time with their grumpy, lonesome neighbor in a week's worth of good deeds and [...]