actor: Blythe Danner

Strange But True

Dove Approved for 18+

Dove Review: The opening monologue, narrated by the now-pregnant Melissa (Margaret Qualley), opens with this deep, metaphysical foray: “Is there a world beyond this one? Do we go there when we die? Does God exist? If so, why do bad things happen?” Through Melissa’s journey to her dead [...]

The Lucky One

Nicholas Sparks' movie will no doubt "spark" some interest (get it?) for the romantically inclined, but I was disappointed that it was in the last third of the film that it ceased to be eligible for our Dove Seal as it featured profanity and a strong sex scene. It had been pretty much sailing along [...]

Waiting for Forever

May 3, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When you are a child you do not always understand the things that happen in life. Will lost his parents in a train wreck when he was very young. Not being able to fully understand, he took the advice of his best friend, Emma, who told him he would always be loved. Emma on the other hand, has grown [...]

Meet the Fockers

If you liked Meet the Parents, you will like Meet the Fockers. This fast paced sequel takes up where the first one left off. Unfortunately, this film is full of double entendre and sexual situations making it anything but a family movie. While the humor and situations may get an MPAA PG-13 [...]

Back When We Were Grownups

November 21, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Sometimes when we get older and our lives are over-loaded with stressful things, we tend to look back to the "What ifs?" In this Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, that is Rebecca's question, so she decides to look up an old sweetheart. I enjoyed this movie, as I always do with Hallmark Hall of Fame [...]

Meet The Parents

In 1967, New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther came under attack for his scathing review of Warren Beatty’s “Bonnie and Clyde.” He hated it for its glorification of the two demented desperados and for its excessive violence. He said, “This blending of farce with brutal killings is as [...]

Saint Maybe

January 13, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of a family dealing with the loss of a loved one is a wonderful film suitable for the Christmas holidays. There are so many powerful messages and life lessons, none of which overpowers the entertaining drama. What a delight to find a film where scripture is [...]

The Prince of Tides – Filtered

This melodramatic movie contains a lot of adult themes and questionable behavior that the ClearPlay Player just cannot edit out in its entirety, including infidelity, the rape of a young boy, homosexuality, and an abusive father. A psychiatrist forms a too-close bond with her married client, who [...]