actor: Alfre Woodard

So B. It

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Heidi is a young girl 12 years of age, who wants to know about her mother's past. Traveling all alone and not knowing what she will find, she leaves Reno with only a handful of photographs to go on and heads out for Liberty, New York, to find out the truth. This is a heartwarming story of a girl [...]

Annabelle

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 [...]

Tyler Perrys The Family That Preys

This family does indeed "prey" on one another while one character named Alice Pratt (played by Alfre Woodard) prays to the Lord. Alice's two daughters, Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) and Pam (Taraji P. Henson) don't get along. Pam stands behind her husband Ben (Tyler Perry), a construction worker, but [...]

The Journey of Henry Box Brown

April 20, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

“The Journey of Henry Box Brown” is the wonderful story of the true Henry Brown and his daring escape from slavery. Visually, the movie is very simple. It is like listening to a book being read and looking at the pictures but with some slight movement here and there on some of the pages. What [...]

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Hollis Woods has not had a permanent home since she was born. When she is sent to Josie Cahill's home, an artist and retired school teacher, she soon learns that she and Josie have a lot in common. Her defenses begin to drop and she finds herself feeling at home. She also winds up caring for Josie [...]

Take the Lead

"Take the Lead" works in showing changes and growth in the characters. These characters wouldn't have dreamed of entering a ballroom dancing competition when they first met dance instructor Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas), but this is exactly what happens. Any film which includes a song by Nat [...]

The Water is Wide

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Water is Wide" is a well-directed film and once it establishes its plot, it is story-telling at its best. It picks up steam in the classroom with Pat Conroy (played by a relative newcomer, Jeff Hephner) and it's really a fresh and entertaining story. Hephner plays Conroy exceptionally [...]

The Forgotten

Telly’s love for her son is unbreakable. As demonstrated by Jesus delivering Himself up for the world, there is no greater example of sacrificial love than one giving his or her life for another. While this is commendable, the film implicitly answers the question of “why evil exists in the [...]

The Core – Edited

March 26, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is the only film so far where I have enjoyed watching Hilary Swank. I feel she does a pretty good job in her role as an astronaut. The premise of the film is a bit far-fetched, but is entertaining anyway. The speed at which these Georphysicists figure out complicated problems is humorous. [...]

Radio – Edited

March 2, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

I thoroughly enjoyed "Radio". I found myself drawn deep, realizing this is based on a true story. I believe this movie will become a classic, along with "Rudy" and "Hoosier's". All three movies involve football/basketball teams, with huge doses of integrity; something lacking greatly in today's [...]