director: Andy Tennant

The Secret: Dare to Dream

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Life is not glamorous for Miranda Wells (Katie Homes), who holds it together by a pessimistic thread. Widow and working mother of three, Miranda has long ago buried her dream to be a nurse, and barely makes ends meet with her management job at a New Orleans seafood restaurant. Sometimes it helps to [...]

The Bounty Hunter

Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler seem to be enjoying themselves during this movie. I imagine the behind-the-scenes stories and practical jokes were lively to say the least. During the story they move back and forth between being angry with one another or enjoying each other's company, although [...]

Fools Gold

"Fool's Gold" had a real potential for being a fun upbeat treasure hunt film. Unfortunately, the good times were marred by frequent foul language and sexual situations. At times the movie moved very slowly and at others, it raced ahead rather quickly. This herky-jerky pace made it difficult to [...]

Hitch – Filtered

June 14, 2005
Will Smith plays the role of Alex Hitchens, a highly successful dating consultant. Smith portrayed his part with his usual unstrained and effortless charm and confidence. He helps teach shy men learn to approach the women they are in love with and let their feelings be known. Alex Hitchens (Hitch) [...]


I think Will Smith can now be known as an all-around actor. His great performance in this film is a notch in his belt for romantic comedies. There was a lot that I enjoyed in this movie. “Hitch” hit on almost any experience a guy can encounter when trying to pursue a female interest. I know [...]

Ever After – A Cinderella Story – Edited

December 1, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

I always enjoy a fairy tale. This movie is a Cinderella story with out the "fairy godmother or magic" It starts and ends with the Great Granddaugther of Danielle telling the true story to the Brothers Grime. It has romance, humor and action. This can be enjoyed by [...]

Anna and The King – Edited

November 19, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This lavish production is well worth viewing by families and teen agers. Very young children won't grasp the many layers of themes presented, even though many scenes involve young children. I enjoyed watching this more than the original one in which Yul Brynner/Deborah Kerr starred, because the [...]

Anna And The King

June 20, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

At last, a Hollywood production of a great romance, wonderfully acted and beautifully executed – with nary a swear word in the entire production. It is splendidly photographed, with director Tennant using color and movement much like Akira Kurosawa. Chow Yun-Fat has stepped into, or should I [...]