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The Hybrids Family

October 4, 2016
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Hybrids Family" is a witty and unique film, a comedy that showcases two "hybrids": the children of a vampire and witch. Although there are a few mentions of spells and mystical powers, rest assured that this comedy is acted out for pure fun. In one scene, the witch mother tells her daughter [...]

Wish For Christmas

November 16, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
Anna is a 17-year-old girl who thinks she knows what's best for herself. She wants her freedom to do what she pleases and expects others to go along with her plans. However, because of her parents' strong faith in God, she has to forego a winter dance for a Christmas Eve service at church. Blaming [...]

God and Salsa (Manuscript)

Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
To the authors: "God and Salsa" is a unique story, as Erik explains on page 52: "This is God's salsa. A mix of diverse ingredients that come together to tantalize the palate!" Erik is a humorous guy and offers the best line in the manuscript when Raquel isn't feeling the dance. He learns that she [...]

Jonah (Manuscript)

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
To the author: "Jonah" is, to its credit, largely a story about love. Professor Eldin Jackson seems to have a pretty good grasp on this topic regarding the Creator. Jonah's character, a man who sometimes battles his temper, is realistic. Jonah is a man in search of truth, as his office features the [...]

The Twelve Strays of Christmas (Manuscript)

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
To the author: This is a good family story, and it would make a great Hallmark movie! You have created rich characters with Angela, Dylan, Frank, Grace, Terri, and all the rest. The story line is touching, especially that of a man who refuses to leave his home until he finds the dogs a home and the [...]

Bridge of Spies

October 16, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Bridge of Spies" is quite a film. It features a top-notch performance from Tom Hanks as attorney James B. Donovan, who is assigned to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). This movie is based on true events. Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair defense and, despite his unpopularity [...]

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

July 1, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
Watching "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is like watching two different films. The first half of the movie contains a lot of juvenile humor, with two high school friends, Greg and Earl, laughing about their use of a slang term for breasts, and displaying their frustration with authority, [...]

John Newton

June 21, 2011
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
John Newton is the man who wrote the hymn that most Christians and non-Christian recognize: "Amazing Grace." In this documentary, three scholars talk about this man's story. They describe John's life as a young man and his being raised by a mom who had strong Christian faith and a sea captain [...]

Open My Eyes

June 19, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Open My Eyes" is a remarkable and inspiring story about a man who has his eyes opened, but only after he becomes blind. Help comes in the form of a woman named Abby (Jeannie Garcia) who used to live a wild life but becomes a committed Christian. She influences Paul Sanders (Dominick LaBanca), who [...]

Another Chance

April 28, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Another Chance" is a wonderful and inspiring film for anyone who has ever needed a second chance, which pretty much covers all us! Jon Hoffman is excellent as Peter Martin, the mayor of Wake Forest whose past is about to catch up to him. Martin is running for reelection but his priorities are [...]