actor: Christina Applegate

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

March 1, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" is the latest adventure that the chipmunks share, along with a new love interest for Dave. Her son, an obnoxious young man named Miles (Josh Green), likes to do things like hang Theodore by his shirt on a Ferris wheel, and use a golf club on one of the boys [...]

Vacation (2015)

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 [...]

The Book of Life

January 27, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The Book of Life" is an exuberant and entertaining movie! There is plenty of action and lots of fun for kids and adults alike. The film features themes such as being true to one's self, deceased loved ones are kept alive by our memories, and selflessness is what makes a true hero. Zoe Saldana [...]

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

This movie is certainly a paradox. On the one hand, it does have some very funny moments including one scene in which Julius Caesar is mentioned and Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) comments that he doesn't follow the NBA much, thinking it is Julius Irving being mentioned. The outrageous and [...]

Hall Pass

Whew! This one has a lot of double entendres in it. In fact, it's safe to say this movie is pretty much about sex and nothing else. Two men coming up on age forty get permission to "live it up" for a week while their wives go on vacation together. Although only one character, one of the wives, [...]

Cats and Dogs:The Revenge of Kitty Galore

November 16, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

I was pleasantly surprised to hear a few lines in this film which caused me to laugh out loud, something I don't do all the time at the movies. The adults can enjoy this one as well as the kids. At a center for the dogs in this movie, a friendly voice on the intercom congratulates a canine for the [...]

Going the Distance

Unfortunately for those searching for a good family movie for the weekend, this one isn't it and in fact it definitely earns its R rating. There is brief rear male nudity, very strong language, sexual situations and frank sexual comments and, well, you get the idea. The plot revolves around [...]

The Rocker

There is a lot of physical comedy in this film and some of it works. Some of it doesn't. But despite a few laughs generated from a former rock star drummer joining his nephew's band, this movie is definitely not a family film. It has strong language, a ton of sexual innuendos, some nudity, and [...]

Surviving Christmas

At first it is very hard to like Drew Latham (Ben Affleck). He is a wealthy, spoiled businessman who expects to get his way as long as he is willing to pay for it. However, as his character develops, you begin to realize that the financial hardship of his youth and the early loss of his parents [...]

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

April 7, 2004
"Anchorman’s" humor is often crude and mean-spirited, using sex, drunkenness and violence to provoke laughter. Ron drinks scotch all day, up until he goes on camera, and reads whatever appears on the prompter, even when Veronica edits the text to include the f-word. References to male and female [...]