actor: Cicely Tyson

The Trip to Bountiful

Dove Approved for All Ages

Network Premiere - Saturday March 8th at 8/7c on Lifetime - What a terrific and moving film! Cicely Tyson turns in a remarkable performance as an elderly lady named Carrie Watts. She lives with her son Ludie (Blair Underwood) and his wife, Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams), in Houston, and her [...]

Mama Floras Family

November 11, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Mama Flora is a woman of intrigue. She was raised in the South during a time steeped in segregation and prejudice. Although she endured many things, the one thing that always helped her through was her faith in God. The wonderful Cicely Tyson portrays Flora in this tale of her life. The story is [...]

Because of Winn-Dixie

August 9, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

If you want to warm your heart this winter, this is a must-see film. It has all of the elements of a quality family film: warmth, credible characters, good writing, and wonderful acting. The film reminded me a bit of "To Kill A Mockingbird" in that it is narrated by the female child lead. It also [...]

Because of Winn-Dixie – Filtered

August 9, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

A 10- year- old girl is moved around from city to city and finds herself very lonely. Then she meets her new best friend, Winn Dixie(a dog) and he helps her make friends with other people that she did not realize were also very lonely. In "Because of Winn Dixie" Opal makes many friends and learns [...]

Fried Green Tomatoes – Edited

June 28, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

I first watched this movie when I was about thirteen years old and it still makes me cry to this day. There are basically two stories intertwined in this movie. One is a middle aged depressed housewife who finds solace in an older woman's company instead of her dense and insensitive husband and [...]

Jewel

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

At first, this subject matter may seem a bit too depressing for a family film, but if you stick with it, you will find the opposite to be true. Although it is heart breaking to see a child suffer in any way, the child in this production symbolizes the strife every family must face at some point. [...]