director: Steve Carr

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

"Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" might appeal to kids eleven or twelve, children that may enjoy seeing the middle school students in the film defeat the principal and catch him in a scheme. However, despite solid acting from Griffin Gluck as Rafe, and Andy Daly as the villain, Principal [...]

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Kevin James is funny as Paul Blart, the mall cop who takes his job very seriously. He is courteous and helpful but has no problem in flagging down a senior citizen who is going a bit too fast in the mall in his motorized wheelchair. He also tries to look "sexy" when he sends a video to a dating [...]

Are We Done Yet?

August 7, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

I didn't see the first film, "Are We There Yet?" but this one stands on its own even if the viewer hasn't seen the earlier movie. There is a lot to like in this film. Ice Cube does a nice job in portraying Nick, a man who is under stress, and a bit edgy, yet likable. When his wife learns she is [...]

Rebound – Filtered

December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Rebound" is a great family movie. As most of the stars are kids, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the acting was well done and the story was actually interesting. Martin Lawrence is fantastic as a big shot basketball coach turned middle school mentor (not to mention he’s hilarious). The [...]


December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Known best for his role in "Big Momma's House," Martin Lawrence tones down the foul language in this "Mighty Ducks" meets basketball film, "Rebound." As Coach Roy McCormick takes a bunch of misfits and tries to make a basketball team, he learns some valuable lessons about life and what is really [...]

Dr. Dolittle 2 – Edited

January 15, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is good family viewing. Kids will love watching Dr. D. talk to the animals, as he did in the original version. The topic is timely: save the forest from the cut and slash people who're leveling every tree. This is really good viewing for families with young [...]

Daddy Day Care

September 23, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

Apart from a few profanities and some bathroom humor, the film is comparatively clean and even has some positive messages. In the beginning of the movie Charlie is devoted to work and earning money while missing out on his child's life, but in the end he sacrifices a better paying job to spend time [...]

Dr. Dolittle 2

August 27, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Continuing the funny premise that humans can hear animals talk makes this sequel a fun and lighthearted story about how important it is to stick together and help each other out. The comedy is skewed from an animal's perspective and ranges everything from domesticated animals seeking therapy, to [...]