Genre Archives: Family

One Christmas Eve

Dove Approved for All Ages

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a song that is played and sung in this film and, indeed, characterizes the movie on several levels. The Christmas escapades get so out of hand at one point that the characters are eschewing any celebration of Christmas at all. This fun-filled holiday [...]

When Walter Met Zipper

Dove Approved for All Ages

When Walter Meet Zipper is a heartwarming story that highlights an adventurous yet tender relationship between a mother, Cindy, and son, Walter and a house pet they’ve named Zipper that grows into a gigantic wild animal. We see this duo, especially Walter, who lobbies to keep the pet against the [...]

Midway to Heaven

Dove Approved for All Ages

Midway to Heaven is a movie about matters of the heart. Ned (Curt Doussett) is a 43-year-old widower. His wife, Kate (Melanie Nelson), is deceased; yet, she seems to appear and talk to him, reassuring him that he needs to get on with his life. Ned's daughter Liz brings home a new boyfriend, but Ned [...]

A Christmas Tree Miracle

Dove Approved for All Ages

Life is good for David George and family—lucrative job, beautiful home, parties with politicians, cello lessons. But when David loses the lucrative job and is too proud to take a lesser one, all the rest begin to go south, along with friends and influential acquaintances, and of course, the [...]

Pup Star: Better 2Gether

"Pup Star: Better 2gether" continues the wonderful legacy of the "Air Bud" series, imagining a world where humans and animals communicate as one, breathing community. This is a wonderful franchise for youngsters as the film celebrates fun and joy! Families will have a lot of fun watching how "Pup [...]

Where The Road Runs Out

George (Isaach De Bankolé) is a heavy-drinking, partying, disillusioned academic with a sour disposition. When a beloved friend passes away, George returns to his home of rural Africa to take over his friend’s research. Having lost touch with his roots, and still feeling guilty about his [...]

P. King Duckling: Seize the Day!

September 12, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"P. King Duckling," from Shout! Factory, is more than a colorful palette and kid-friendly characters. The writers of the show display strong attention to the off-hand comments and antics of the supporting characters, making for a fun children's television series suitable for kids and adults to [...]

Shifting Gears

Dove Approved for All Ages

The symbol of lug nuts is a meaningful metaphor for Jason Winn's "Shifting Gears." As we hear a sage character explain, it is a small, seemingly insignificant thing that holds all the parts together. This is on one level a fun racing story, but more deeply, it’s a story about a father putting his [...]

Max 2: White House Hero

May 23, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Max 2: White House Hero" is a howling good movie! Safe for the family and one in which two kids become the heroes, the film features likeable actors, a neat dog in Max, the canine police dog, and a plot that includes foreign spies and the son of the president of the U.S. hobnobbing with the [...]

Different Drummers

October 20, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

Take a step back in time and let yourself sink into a sweet, genuine story of a family's lessons about diversity. David, the boy with MD and the super-energized Lyle. Don't expect special effects or frenetic pacing, but do expect a lovable and uplifting story. Both boys have admirable, giant [...]