writer: Laurie Craig

Ramona and Beezus

November 9, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

This cute and heartwarming film is about the strength of family in tough times. Even though Ramona and Beezus don't always get along - and in fact the older gets mad at the younger in classic sibling style - they also band together when times are hard. Beezus pretends to be a bit of a tough [...]

Ella Enchanted – Edited

November 9, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is like the fairy tales read to me by my grandmother when I was little. Like all fairy tales you have the good, the bad and the evil. Good always wins over evil and everyone one lives happily ever after. In this story Ella always does what she is told but in her heart she knows that some of [...]

Ella Enchanted

August 24, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is very much like its title - it's enchanting. The beautiful young actress who plays Ella, Anne Hathaway, is extremely talented. She sings, dances, can act and she has great comedic timing. The mix of this fairy tale along with contemporary music and songs works very well. Ella is given [...]

Paulie – Edited

July 6, 1999

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Paulie" is one of my favorite movies of all time. Every time I watch it I laugh and cry right along with the great story of abandon, betrayal, and a little Parrot who steals the hearts of everyone he meets. Paulie starts his life - and his adventures - in the home of a beautiful little girl with a [...]