director: Rob Reiner

And So It Goes

"And So It Goes" could be the title of where the movie stands as far as receiving our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. This movie is funny and engaging at times, but falls short in the content arena, and "so it goes" that it doesn't receive our Seal. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are genuinely funny [...]


"Flipped" is a terrific movie that falls short as a family-friendly film in the language department. The story itself features young love as Juli Baker falls for Bryce Loski when he and his family move next door. The story is well rounded. Bryce ignores Juli until later when he has romantic eyes [...]

The Bucket List

There is a certain amount of awe that accompanies seeing two major film stars like Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman on the same screen. Both men have turned in great performances in the past and both are larger than life on the screen and off. That said, the closest Jack Nicholson has come to [...]

Rumor Has It

"Rumor Has It" is a cute flick. It sure didn’t have an incredible amount of substance but the cameos by such film favorites as Kathy Bates in this extension of the classic film "The Graduate" made enduring some of the more predictable circumstances worthwhile. I would have to agree with the [...]

Few Good Men, A – Edited

June 22, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a really interesting and powerful movie. The first scene shows two of the best Marines in the unit sneaking into their fellow Marine's room and taping him up, getting ready to beat him, and performing a "Code Red"—a disciplinary action carried out by fellow soldiers. But Code Reds are [...]

Alex and Emma – Edited

February 16, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Alex and Emma" is a great twist on the classic love story. With all of the elements of a good movie, and a good novel, "Alex and Emma" pulls you into a world of intrigue and romance. Luke Wilson is desperately funny and Kate Hudson's wit and charm makes her easy to fall in love with. "Alex and [...]

Alex and Emma

The film has many funny scenes, especially the give and take between writer and stenographer, and at times is touching. It does however have enough negative elements — some violence, implied sex, profanity and crude language — to prevent Dove from awarding it the Dove [...]