actor: Joely Richardson

Anne Frank Remembered

October 1, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a wonderful historical piece as Anne Frank is remembered by those she traveled with in her darkest times. Anne was a brave girl and your heart will be saddened to hear about the things she went through. This film is a great biographical documentary of Anne Frank and those closest to her. [...]

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

September 1, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

The mark of a great Christmas film is when it can be viewed at any time of the year and not feel out of season. This film, recipient of our Dove Seal, accomplishes this beautifully. Based upon the popular children’s book, the film chronicles the struggles of Thomas and his mother who are dealing [...]

The Last Mimzy

The story is quite convoluted. Several possibilities of where the children's power originates from are explored. During the course of the film, a woman reads the kids' palms, a teacher hypothesizes that it is Nepalese mystical powers, and at one point he and his fiancé are sure that it is [...]

The Patriot – Edited

June 28, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie was originally rated R for strong war violence. In the edited version there is still a war, but there is none of the graphic, bloody violence of the original. You can tell that people are dying, but there isn't blood and guts spilling out everywhere. Basically, Mel Gibson plays an early [...]

Fallen Angel

Dove Approved for All Ages

Hallmark Hall of Fame has consistently given people top notch stories with depth and good characters and yet totally lacking any foul language, violence or overt sexuality. They are to be commended for again giving us an excellent production. This role was a departure for Gary Sinise, who's been [...]


First, the good news: the film depicts the honor, bravery, sacrifice, courage and determination our forefathers displayed while facing down tyrannical King George and his trained army. Also, emotional threads weave throughout the story, binding people together. For instance, one farmer who [...]

Return To Me

The producers and the studio set out to make a gentle, romantic comedy. So why is there so much objectionable language in a PG film? A few years ago, a film with seven profanities and twelve obscenities – some from a toddler who repeats them after hearing his father say them, would have [...]

101 Dalmatians (Live Action) 1996

December 17, 1996

Dove Approved for All Ages

Disney's live action recreation of its own 1961 animated classic. The original is paced just a wee bit slower, giving it a gentler quality than most members of Generation X are used to, but the live action version is nearly as appealing. A charming fantasy about two people meeting, because their [...]