writer: Jessica Bendinger


June 13, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This was a rather touching movie about summer's end and moving on. I was pleasantly surprised that there was little objectionable material, making this a great film for the "tween" girls it was meant to please. There were also several lessons about unselfish love and sacrifice for others. This is [...]

Aquamarine – Filtered

June 13, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

What a cute movie. Aquamarine is a mermaid who is trying to prove to her father that love exists, and she promises to grant two best friends a wish if they help her. The girls are faced with the fact that they will be separated by a big move and plan to use there wish to keep them together. In the [...]

Stick It

This film has some good things going for it. The story of young Haley Graham's turn-around from rebel to team player is a timely story and shows character development. Her relationship with her coach is ultimately a source of satisfaction as she learns he really wants to help her. This story also [...]

First Daughter

Samantha for the most part is a good girl, but the pressures to fit in get her into some partying and drinking. She gets so drunk in one scene that she has to be carried home. The drinking is not glamorized or made to look like the right thing to do. She is reprimanded for her behavior, but it [...]

Bring it On

There are two ways of looking at this movie. It’s an energetic, witty peep into the competitive pep world of high school cheerleading. Or, it’s 99 minutes of ogling underdressed and underaged girls who behave like future tabletop dancers. The positives: It contains witty situations, such as [...]