actor: Dakota Fanning


April 7, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Yellowbird was raised by a ladybug because when his egg fell out of the tree, she was the first and only thing he saw when he hatched. As he grew, he was afraid of the outside world so he stayed in his little surroundings without flying anywhere that took him into the real world. One day Ladybug [...]


"Dakota Fanning is a good actress" is what I kept telling myself as I watched this long movie, which was actually just under two hours in length but felt longer. Indeed, Fanning is an incredible child actor and she is in many scenes in the film. She says all of her lines convincingly, but [...]

Secret Life of Bees

This movie is grounded in reality and it's a shame we can't award it our Dove Seal! But the language is quite strong in spots, mainly used by an angry man who abused his wife and now carries on the practice with his daughter, Lily (Dakota Fanning). Dakota Fanning is amazing in this picture. Her [...]

Charlottes Web

April 3, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Charlotte's Web" is an audience's delight! This is a holiday film which every family in America can feel good about seeing. The story is essentially about keeping promises, as Charlotte does for Wilbur, by keeping her promise that he will live past Christmas. She takes special care of him to keep [...]

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

March 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a very heartwarming story about a family with three generations that have a way with horses. A grandfather, father and daughter all believe in the dream of owning a great race horse. But in the beginning the three don't get along very well until one particular horse comes their way and [...]

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story – Filtered

March 21, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

Although "Dreamer" is yet another in the long line of rags-to-riches horse movies, it is well done and Dakota Fanning steals the show. It is extremely clean with the only questionable theme being some gambling done on the horse races. An excellent family night [...]

Hide and Seek – Filtered

July 5, 2005
"Hide And Seek" is an intense and totally captivating film which kept my attention throughout, with a chain of events that keep the viewer in suspense the entire movie. A physiotherapist desperately tries to keep his nine year old daughter from falling deeper and deeper into the psycho world after [...]

War Of The Worlds

I have four words for this film—“Special effects” and “Dakota Fanning!” The special effects carry the new War of the Worlds film by far. Spielberg does a great job with the machines that the aliens use. The aliens themselves are believable, and the alien fire power is awesome. But like [...]

Dr. Seuss: The Cat In The Hat – Edited

May 4, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This version of the Classic Dr. Suess book The Cat In The Hat is not what most of us growing up reading Dr. Suess expect. This Cat in the Hat is a cat that tries to take Conrad and Sally, two young kids for a day of mischief and fun. The kids get in all kinds of trouble because of the cat, but in [...]

Man on Fire

Man on Fire shows corruption being punished and key characters struggling with God to understand life, but this one’s not for the weak of stomach. There’s lots of killing, and most of it is bloody. Creasy is driven to kill those involved in the kidnapping of young Pita. He dismembers a man to [...]