actor: Emma Thompson

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 [...]

Last Christmas

The Synopsis: Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true. The Review: Katarina, now going by [...]

Johnny English Strikes Again

As far as special agents go, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) may not be someone’s first choice. He’s often clumsy, clueless, conspicuous, and oh, yes—currently, he’s not even an agent. He’s a schoolteacher, and one who should be emphasizing academics over espionage instruction to the [...]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

June 6, 2017
"Beauty and the Beast (2017)" is an unashamedly romantic and quality film, featuring an all-star cast. Emma Watson delivers in a big way as Belle, both looking the part of Beauty as well as showing some real singing ability. Dan Stevens does a commendable job as the Beast, displaying beastly anger [...]

Burnt

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 [...]

A Walk in the Woods

"A Walk in the Woods" is witty and features lots of clever banter between the main characters, Bill Bryson and Stephen Katz. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte are an unlikely pair, with Redford playing the straight man, author Bryson, and Nolte providing the comedy relief of the movie. It is as much a [...]

Men Women and Children

"Men, Women and Children" makes a point while presenting a realistic, and often graphic, portrayal of the use of the internet and cell phones in today's society. The movie showcases the many temptations, including a married man and father (Adam Sandler) who visits porn sites and sets up an [...]

Saving Mr. Banks

Tom Hanks loses himself in the role of Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is equally superb as P.L. (Pam) Travers. The settings and clothes take you back to the sixties when Walt was determined to get the book rights from Travers to make "Mary Poppins". To say Travers is difficult to work with is like [...]

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"Beautiful Creatures" is sort of a romantic comedy/drama about a girl named Lena who is a witch - or as they say in the film a "Caster", and her boyfriend Ethan who is mortal. As they become closer, she finds out that she must face a family curse going back hundreds of years to the Civil war era. [...]

Brave

November 13, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Brave" delivers a good time for the family! The animation is fantastically executed and the voice work is top notch. It features Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor and Kelly Macdonald as Merida. Merida is told by her mother that there will be suitors for her hand in marriage. One problem, she doesn't [...]

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