actor: Abigail Breslin

Adventures in Zambezia

March 26, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

Here is a movie filled with color and adventure and terrific voice actors in Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum and Abigail Breslin, to name a few. Kai, the son of Tendai, wants to go on an adventure although his father believes he is not ready to spread his wings yet. But soon Kai is [...]

The Call

March 15, 2013
Considering the above synopsis is from the producers, its brevity is revealing. The film has as much substance as the text used to describe it. When a 911 call center operator fails to save a victim, she leaves her duties and becomes a 911 call center trainer. When the same man is involved in [...]

Rango

March 4, 2011
I had high hopes for this film. I was hoping for an imaginative and family-friendly film for kids and all ages. It is imaginative as far as the characters are concerned but the plot certainly isn't. Regrettably, it falls short on the family-friendly side of things. The movie is surprisingly [...]

Zombieland

October 2, 2009
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

My Sisters Keeper

June 26, 2009
First off, this is a movie that deals very much with death and its impact and subsequent loss. There were several people sniffing and crying around me as the movie ended. There is no question that the film is well acted and is very much a story which could actually happen. The viewer begins [...]

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

July 2, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a moving, inspirational film for all generations! Older folks will remember the Great Depression that is depicted in the movie, while everyone to some extent will be able to relate to the struggles of Kit Kittredge and her family. Kit's father, played by Chris O'Donnell, loses his car [...]

Nims Island

April 4, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a film that is clever and thrilling! Alex Rover is the world's greatest adventurer in books, but the author Alexandra Rover is another matter entirely. She suffers from agoraphobia, and is called upon to leave her safe haven at home to help a young girl stranded alone on an island. The [...]

Definitely, Maybe

February 14, 2008
This movie is definitely a chick flick. If you have ever watched the TV show "How I met your Mother", this is the movie version. This is to say it is a very long version that could have been edited more to make the story move a little faster. It's cute at times and will provide you some laughs. It [...]

The Ultimate Gift

March 9, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a fine story with good acting and tight direction. Howard "Red" Stevens leaves his grandson, Jason, an unusual inheritance. Jason has to pass certain tests before he learns what that final inheritance will be. It includes working hard for the first time in his life, and helping others out. [...]

No Reservations

July 27, 2007
There have been several movies in the past that had the same basic theme in which the unmarried relative becomes a guardian for a child or children, and they don't have a clue as to how to raise the child. This shows that if anyone is put in that situation he/she might make mistakes and it may not [...]