actor: John Corbett

November Christmas

November 21, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

November Christmas is a touching story full of rich relationships and an overarching message of hope and unity. Vanessa Marks (Emily Alyn Lind) is a bubbly 8-year-old girl with a zest for life. She has a supportive and loving family, lives in an idyllic small town, and thoroughly enjoys every [...]

All Saints

Dove Approved for All Ages

Is God the God of all people? The name of the church in this film fits the theme—All Saints—that all people, including the refugees from Southeast Asia, are God's people. Do people need a faith that can demand a bit of fight and spunk? Just ask Pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett). The answer [...]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

June 21, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is a tribute to a large, loving family who are very, very close (literally). The film is a little slow in the beginning but picks up the pace when the patriarch and matriarch realize that they were not legally married 50 years ago. The plot surrounds not only them but [...]

The Boy Next Door

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Ramona and Beezus

November 9, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This cute and heartwarming film is about the strength of family in tough times. Even though Ramona and Beezus don't always get along - and in fact the older gets mad at the younger in classic sibling style - they also band together when times are hard. Beezus pretends to be a bit of a tough [...]

Raise Your Voice – Edited

April 12, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a really touching movie. Hilary Duff is living a good life. She is in high school. She loves music. And she has a great voice. She applied to the best summer program on the West Coast for music. Her father won't let her go but her brother knows that she needs to. She and her brother, who [...]

Raise Your Voice

February 10, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Even though this film shows some issues that have not been dealt with in the best manner, it has good insight into family, faith, and loss. Terri feels the guilt of losing her brother when she tries to sing or enjoy herself. Her mom and aunt think it would be good for Terri to go to music camp but [...]

Raising Helen – Edited

December 1, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

I figured this film would follow the typical “single independent woman turned mom” theme, without much else. However, I was impressed with “Raising Helen”, as well as the performance of Kate Hudson. There are many good lessons in this warm-hearted movie, along with the comedy derived from [...]

Raising Helen

October 12, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Raising Helen" will appeal more to women because of its gentle humor and wholesome romance. Helen makes personal sacrifices to keep the children: a rebellious teenager, a grieving boy who withdraws and a little girl who feels inadequate. When she and Dan fall in love, there is no hint of a sexual [...]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

February 11, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The courtship of Ian and Toula begins slowly because her family would not approve of her seeing a non-Greek. As their feelings for each other intensify, a sexual relationship begins, implied by the two shown briefly falling into bed as they embrace. In spite of annoying interference from the [...]