April 11, 2016

Dove Approved for 18+

"Scattered" is a unique and original film. The story opens with a young woman named Monica (Erin Rose), who is holding a party to celebrate her college graduation. She recently became a Christian, and some of the friends she invited do not like the "new" Monica. They arrived with plans to party. [...]

Straight From The Heart

February 9, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

“Straight from the Heart” definitely has the distinctive feel of a Hallmark movie. The ending is somewhat predictable, and the story is a little generic, but it is definitely a good family watch. There is a little language throughout, but it is scattered and without vulgarity. Fabulously [...]

Rocky ll

June 15, 1979
This film is an inspirational film and a worthy successor to the original "Rocky." It's a shame that the language prevents it from being Dove approved. There is language scattered throughout but two strong profanities prevent us from approving it as a family-friendly film. Hopefully a filtered [...]

The Cats Meow

April 26, 2002
The film reflects, as one character puts it, the California Curse where all traces of morality vanish. Adulterous affairs, some graphically heard, alcohol and marijuana use, manipulation of the truth, cover-ups and lies fill this historical legend. Although no explicit nudity is seen, a naked [...]

Oceans Twelve

December 10, 2004
It was going to be quite a challenge to produce a movie just as good as or better than “Ocean’s 11”. With all the big stars cast again, plus the addition of Catherine Zeta Jones, it was quite possible. However, it just wasn’t to be. Ocean’s 12 doesn’t live up to the hype, and should [...]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

April 29, 2005
I'm not even sure I can review this film because it was totally scattered, mixed up, zany, and schizophrenic. I don’t know if I am just too old to catch the humor in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or if everyone involved in making the film was on some bad drugs, but it just missed the mark. [...]

Little Manhattan

April 4, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Little Manhattan" plays on the theme, "Nothing is as big as your first love," and that is essentially the story. Young Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) plays the boy whose heart is hit by Cupid's arrow when he meets Rosemary Telesko (Charlie Ray). Both kids do a commendable job as leads in the film, which [...]

Aeon Flux

December 2, 2005
As with most science fiction movies of late, the special effects are absolutely amazing (think "The Matrix"). Unfortunately, the plot is a little scattered so it is easy to get lost if you are unfamiliar with the MTV animated series that the film is based on. The complex choreography of martial [...]

Keeping Up with the Steins

June 2, 2006
A plus for this film is that it does have a realistic plot in which a young boy who is having a Bar Mitzvah tries to distinguish what it is he truly wants in life. His Dad, Adam Fiedler, wants to keep up with the Steins, who had a "Titanic" movie theme for their son's coming of age celebration and [...]


February 29, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Penelope" is one of those movies which is not a great film, due mainly to some bad dialog and dragging scenes; but it does have a few good moments. Enough of them to no doubt please most viewers in a typical audience. It is not your average run-of-the-mill Prince Charming film, but Max (James [...]