actor: Emma Stone

Cruella

May 28, 2021

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Emma Stone stars as Cruella de Vil, the villain of Disney’s animated 101 Dalmatians, prior to her arrival as the cigarette-smoking, Darling family-terrorizing animal killer. When the audience meets Cruella, she’s still going by Estella, the daughter of a poor seamstress. Entered in a posh [...]

Croods 2

November 25, 2020

Dove Approved for All Ages

The sequel to 2013’s The Croods and the Netflix television show provides laughs, spectacular animation, and more plot than seems possible for a prehistoric society. In this adventure, Grug (Nic Cage) worries about his teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone) running off with her boyfriend Guy (Ryan [...]

Battle of the Sexes

“Battle of the Sexes” tells the story of how Billie Jean King, played convincingly by Emma Stone, contributed to the women’s liberation movement and grappled with her own sexuality amidst worldwide notoriety. She is portrayed as a level-headed tennis player—a fighter who was not afraid to [...]

La La Land

Life is seen through the dreaming and wonderstruck CinemaScope eyes of director Damien Chazelle in "La La Land." The title is synonymous with Los Angeles, Mia and Sebastian's (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) city of stars, where they try to make their dreams come true. Chazelle's film is, by some [...]

Aloha

"Aloha" is about the relationships a person leaves behind and the relationships that could be. And in this film it's also about surprises. The movie features a strong cast in Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray. Cooper plays Brian Gilcrest, a military [...]

Birdman

"Birdman" focuses on how important relevance and regrets are in a person's life. Michael Keaton plays an actor named Riggan Thomson, who used to be known as "Birdman." Interestingly, many viewers will remember Keaton as "Batman" in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is important to Riggan to be rid [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

August 19, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is...well, just like the first one which is also Dove approved, amazing! It is action-packed, funny, and is one of the best comic book adaptations ever put on the screen. Oh, and it features the now standard Stan Lee cameo. Without giving the details away, Stan shows up [...]

The Croods

October 1, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is laugh-out-loud funny and the kids I screened it with did just that. In fact, the film is rated PG and indeed we are awarding the Dove Seal for ages twelve plus, due to a lot of slapstick and fantasy violence, but it is based on the days of cave men and the violence isn't to be taken [...]

Movie 43

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

Gangster Squad

This is a partially fictionalized story of notorious West Coast mob boss, Mickey Cohen and his war with a disparate group of cops who went undercover to regain law and order in LA.. The action is like an urban battle ground. The hand-picked cops are all former soldiers who are under orders from the [...]