actor: Reese Witherspoon

A Wrinkle in Time

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Mr. and Mrs. Murry (Chris Pine and Gugu M'batha-Raw) were both scientists incomparable, but when their outlandish ideas lead to risky experiments, the brilliant scientist father of young Meg Murry (Storm Reid) goes missing, and the Murry family is left in ruins, criticized and mocked by the outside [...]

Home Again

I didn't have high expectations for this one, but I did expect Home Again to to be a fun, light and easy story. And it’s well-staged. Every scene was like turning the pages of a Sunset magazine, all the way down to the place settings. Every character is perfectly pretty—and likable. But [...]

Hot Pursuit

"Hot Pursuit" is one of those comedies that strikes the funny bone every once in a while, but also misses as much as it hits. For example, there is a scene in which Officer Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) and Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara), the witness she is protecting, hide under a deer head/skin and [...]

Wild (2014)

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 [...]

The Good Lie

"The Good Lie" is based on the true story of civil war breaking out in Sudan in 1983, between the North and South, over religion and resources. This led to many people, including many children, leaving after their villages were destroyed by the Northern government armies and the militia. This story [...]

Solomons Choice

February 12, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a movie which features an incredible performance by a very young Reese Witherspoon, who plays a teen girl named Cassie, a player on the Deer View football team and is close with her younger brother, Willie, and her father and stepmother. However, when she is diagnosed with leukemia her [...]

This Means War

The entertainment in this film is there without question if you like plenty of action. The plot is interesting as two federal agents fall for the same girl and she in turn falls for them and has to decide which one she wants to be with on a permanent basis. However, the language is strong [...]

Water for Elephants

This movie has its moments. You really do step into the old world charm of the circus during the Great Depression. The various acts are showcased including the lions, tigers, clowns, horseback riders and all the rest. Unfortunately when the film lays bare the ugliness of its owner, August, who in [...]

How Do You Know

A romantic story with a triangle is the main premise of this film. George (Paul Rudd) meets Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) on the worst day of each of their lives. George's business is being investigated for illegal procedures and George's reputation is on the line as well as his relationship with his [...]

Monsters vs. Aliens

November 19, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

I knew I was going to enjoy this film from the beginning. The DreamWorks company logo comes up and shows the young boy fishing as he sits on the moon. Suddenly a space ship comes along and sucks him up! There was a lot of laughter at the screening I attended of this movie. There are great [...]