writer: Deborah Kaplan

Leap Year

What would you run back for if there was a fire which broke out in your home? This question helps set up the plot of this romantic comedy, which is a bit slow moving in parts but a few of the jokes work okay. Then you have the one in which Declan (Matthew Goode) makes Anna (Amy Adams) a bet and [...]

Made of Honor

"Made of Honor" is your typical story about a guy who is friends with a girl but is really in love with the girl and doesn't realize it until it's almost too late. He then tries to win her over and show her that he loves her. There are much better versions of this type of romantic comedy that have [...]

Surviving Christmas

At first it is very hard to like Drew Latham (Ben Affleck). He is a wealthy, spoiled businessman who expects to get his way as long as he is willing to pay for it. However, as his character develops, you begin to realize that the financial hardship of his youth and the early loss of his parents [...]

Josie and the Pussycats

February 7, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Sometimes I’m surprised by a film that I did not expect much from. I actually had a good time with "Josie and the Pussycats." They made me laugh - and without any flatulence jokes! The opening sequence is perfect satire as it parodies the lifestyle of rock musicians. Keeping in mind that most of [...]

Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas – Filtered

September 26, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is a fun movie for families to watch together. It is about how Fred, Barney, Wilma, and Betty all met. There were some funny parts in the movie, like when the four of them go on a paddle boat and Barney is paddling and Fred and Wilma are skiing behind it, and when they go to an amusement [...]

Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

September 26, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

Adults may find the special effects and enormous sets to be the most amusing aspect of this film, but little ones will no doubt be amused by the slapstick shenanigans of Fred and Barney. There are several positive messages to be found, including how to treat others. Although he wants to get rich [...]

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