actor: Hugh Grant

Paddington 2

Dove Approved for All Ages

Having never seen Paddington (2014), I wasn’t sure what to expect from “Paddington 2.” It didn’t take long for myself (and all the children in the theatre) to fall absolutely in love with Paddington Bear’s beautiful spirit and charming personality. Well-meaning, often clumsy, and a [...]

Florence Foster Jenkins

"Florence Foster Jenkins" features a very entertaining performance from Meryl Streep as the title character. This movie is based on a true story about a woman who had a passion for music and loved to sing, even though she didn't have a good voice. Florence died in 1944, but not before living a [...]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Many of us in the older generation remember this series on TV. This movie, like the TV show, takes place in the 1960s, when America and Russia were at odds in the Cold War. Napoleon Solo, a very unique man, used to be an art collector or, should I say, a very good thief. But after being arrested [...]

Cloud Atlas

"Cloud Atlas" is a collection of six stories taking place in various centuries, past, present and future. The proposition is that we are all connected in some way by six degrees of separation – a theme the movie failed to execute well. Adapted from a novel by David Mitchell, this two hour and [...]

The Pirates!: Band of Misfits

August 28, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What a hilarious movie and with great animation and 3D to boot! This one will leave your family in stitches. This movie features a lot of physical comedy. The plot is this: The Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to top his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz. At stake is the Pirate of the year [...]

Did You Hear about the Morgans

This film is a near miss in receiving our Dove Seal like so many other films Dove has reviewed over the years. Except for a few frank sexual comments including comments about past affairs, and also a bit of strong language, the movie could have been dubbed "family friendly" by us. The movie [...]

Music and Lyrics

May 8, 2007
Watching this movie can take you down memory lane regarding the music of the 80's. It is filled with singers wearing tight pants and goofy songs that will make you laugh. Putting it in the "chick-flick" category does not make it a good movie as it has too many sexual innuendos for preteens or [...]

American Dreamz – Filtered

October 17, 2006
"American Dreamz" is a movie that closely resembles the popular television show American Idol. The idea behind the story is good, but there is quite a bit of extra junk that ends up taking away from what could have been an OK family film. One storyline in the movie is an Arab man who is sent on a [...]

American Dreamz

Films and television have long satirized presidents and politics. "Saturday Night Live" has done it regularly for years. And that is exactly what "American Dreamz" is all about. Dennis Quaid plays the president, and his similarities to President Bush are too close to home to be denied. The film [...]

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

With its theme alone, this film would not be family-friendly, but Universal made it even more so with its tremendous volume of foul language. The theme deals primarily with the relationship, both sexual and relational, of Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy. It seems that they really liked to focus on the [...]