actor: Amanda Seyfried

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The Review: Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia) races cars and dreams of [...]

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Worth the price of admission alone, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again features an ending sequence—duly noted to avoid spoilers—so gloriously outrageous that it reminds us just how much this near-franchise is flirtatiously winking at us. This sequel blends the old and familiar from the first film, [...]

First Reformed

We need to talk about faith and doubt, humanity and spirituality, and anything that lies within those crosshairs. At one point in Paul Schrader's film, someone is encouraged to value courage above reason. This is a film that does that by taking a quiet if daring leap into the unknown. It presents [...]


Remember Fargo, a film about crimes out of desperation and people's insatiable stupidity to regain order? It seems as though they just don't make them like they used to—or not as often. With Fargo, the crimes are violent and heinous enough, yes, but the comedic element kept it memorable for over [...]


December 22, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pan" is a special-effects extravaganza, a rollicking ride into Neverland! “This isn’t the story you’ve heard before,” the narrator states in a voiceover at the beginning of this prequel, of sorts, to the legendary story of Peter Pan. Indeed. Blackbeard has been added to this story, and we [...]

Love the Coopers

"Love the Coopers" is a movie that does solve a lot of the characters' problems by the conclusion but, boy, do they have problems! Sam and Charlotte (John Goodman and Diane Keaton) have been married for years and have never taken the trip to Africa that Sam wants to take, mainly due to raising a [...]

Ted 2

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]


It's truly too bad this movie can't receive our Dove Seal because it is a pretty good suspense film and, without giving the ending away, it ends satisfactorily after the movie's heroine, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried), has endured a lot in her quest to find answers to where her kidnapped sister is. [...]

In Time

I don't know why I did, but I entered the theater with not much anticipation that this movie would be any good. Life sometimes offers a pleasant surprise, and I was surprised by its originality, story, and just how much it manages to make one think about time, or to think again about things which [...]

Red Riding Hood

I must say that the story and film was better than I anticipated. I was expecting pretty much a slash fest and, although admittedly there are some violent scenes in the film, the story and suspense take up a lot of the screen time which was nice to see. The development of the characters is also [...]