actor: Adam Sandler

Hotel Transylvania 2

September 25, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Hotel Transylvania 2" is even funnier than the first one! How can you go wrong with song titles like, "Michael rowed the corpse ashore?" It offers serious, Halloween-type fun with puns like Dracula (Adam Sandler) uses, such as wanting his grandson to call him "Vampa." His grandson, Dennis, speaks [...]

Pixels

July 24, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Pixels" is made for today's audience, with some nostalgia thrown in for the people of the '80s. The film features songs by Hall and Oates, Queen, and other well-known artists, as well as the popular arcade games of the '80s, including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. Teenagers in the '80s and [...]

Blended

May 23, 2014
This comedy has its sweet moments. It features Adam Sandler's character, Jim, trying to be a father to Lauren's (Drew Barrymore) kids, especially her young son who needs batting instructions for baseball. Their real father, Mark, is estranged from Lauren and doesn't take time to be the dad he needs [...]

Grown Ups 2

July 12, 2013
When you hear that Adam Sandler is the writer of a movie you can be sure that you will get what you expect; a grossly over-the-top and tasteless film full of current and former SNL cast members. "Grown Ups 2" is a movie that will appeal to anyone but a grown up. The sight gags are frequent and [...]

Hotel Transylvania

September 28, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Hotel Transylvania" reminds me somewhat of Disney's "Monsters, Inc." It is an entertaining, animated film featuring many familiar horror characters including vampires, monsters, skeletons, werewolves, Frankenstein, and so on. However, these "scary" characters are actually quite lovable and funny. [...]

Thats My Boy

June 15, 2012
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 [...]

Jack and Jill

November 11, 2011
This movie surprised me. In one scene someone quotes, "Ye of little faith" and someone else wants to know who originally said that, was it Shakespeare? "No, Jesus", replies Jack, one twin played by Adam Sandler. He also plays Jill, Jack's sister. In another surprising scene, an employee comments to [...]

Just Go With It

February 11, 2011
Danny (Adam Sandler), a plastic surgeon, was once dumped at the altar so now he tells hard-luck stories and talks about how bad his "wife" has been to him in order to wind up in bed with several women. Then he meets Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), a bright young woman who is caring and with whom he might [...]

Grown Ups

June 25, 2010
The joke in this movie is that the grown-ups, namely the characters played by Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock, are really big kids who act like juveniles when they get around each other. They like to ogle women, make jokes, hit each other and sometimes act on the gross side. [...]

Funny People

July 31, 2009
This movie is supposed to be about funny people but some of the topics are not funny. A man has an affair with a married woman. A fist fight results from this conflict. Another man likes a woman but she sleeps with one of his friends after the friend gets her drunk. A man learns he is dying and [...]

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Pixels

- Dove Approved for Ages 12+