actor: Adam Sandler

Hotel Transylvania 2

January 12, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Hotel Transylvania 2" is even funnier than the first one! How can you go wrong with song titles like, "Michael rowed the corpse ashore?" It offers serious, Halloween-type fun with puns like Dracula (Adam Sandler) uses, such as wanting his grandson to call him "Vampa." His grandson, Dennis, speaks [...]

Pixels

October 27, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pixels" is made for today's audience, with some nostalgia thrown in for the people of the '80s. The film features songs by Hall and Oates, Queen, and other well-known artists, as well as the popular arcade games of the '80s, including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. Teenagers in the '80s and [...]

Men Women and Children

"Men, Women and Children" makes a point while presenting a realistic, and often graphic, portrayal of the use of the internet and cell phones in today's society. The movie showcases the many temptations, including a married man and father (Adam Sandler) who visits porn sites and sets up an [...]

Blended

This comedy has its sweet moments. It features Adam Sandler's character, Jim, trying to be a father to Lauren's (Drew Barrymore) kids, especially her young son who needs batting instructions for baseball. Their real father, Mark, is estranged from Lauren and doesn't take time to be the dad he needs [...]

Grown Ups 2

When you hear that Adam Sandler is the writer of a movie you can be sure that you will get what you expect; a grossly over-the-top and tasteless film full of current and former SNL cast members. "Grown Ups 2" is a movie that will appeal to anyone but a grown up. The sight gags are frequent and [...]

Hotel Transylvania

January 29, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Hotel Transylvania" reminds me somewhat of Disney's "Monsters, Inc." It is an entertaining, animated film featuring many familiar horror characters including vampires, monsters, skeletons, werewolves, Frankenstein, and so on. However, these "scary" characters are actually quite lovable and funny. [...]

Thats My Boy

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Jack and Jill

This movie surprised me. In one scene someone quotes, "Ye of little faith" and someone else wants to know who originally said that, was it Shakespeare? "No, Jesus", replies Jack, one twin played by Adam Sandler. He also plays Jill, Jack's sister. In another surprising scene, an employee comments to [...]

Just Go With It

Danny (Adam Sandler), a plastic surgeon, was once dumped at the altar so now he tells hard-luck stories and talks about how bad his "wife" has been to him in order to wind up in bed with several women. Then he meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), a bright young woman who is caring and with whom he might [...]

Grown Ups

The joke in this movie is that the grown-ups, namely the characters played by Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock, are really big kids who act like juveniles when they get around each other. They like to ogle women, make jokes, hit each other and sometimes act on the gross side. [...]

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Pixels

- Dove Approved for Ages 12+