actor:  Alan Thicke

A Cookie Cutter Christmas

January 6, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Penny and Christie were great friends until they had to sing together one Christmas when they where eight years old. From then on, their interaction became a competition, even after they became teachers in the same school. No matter what they did, whether their children sang in their class, they [...]

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

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 [...]

Bear with Me

July 25, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film was very well done and is a good family-friendly film. An orphaned bear cub is adopted by little Emily and her family. They name the cub Masha, raise her and release her back into the wild, thinking they'll never see Masha again. Three years go by, and Emily, now 11 years old, has gotten [...]

Growing Pains Movie

Dove Approved for All Ages

Some made-for-TV movies are meant to teach, propagandize, knock your socks off with dynamic drama, or simply to fill a two-hour prime time slot. But every once in awhile, a film is designed to whisk the audience back in time. With an engaging and nostalgic script, plus agreeable performances from a [...]

Ice Angel

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Teens may prefer this remake to the dated 1941 version of “Here Comes Mr. Jordan.” This rendition is in color, featuring stars they will recognize, and has a gender twist with a macho male coming back to life as a prissy female skater. But the previously made fantasy, which starred Robert [...]

And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird!

Josh and Max are inventors like their dad was. They have been trying to create a robot, but when something surprising happens, their robot literally comes alive. With mixed feeling about the event, the boys try to keep it secret until a pushy reporter lets the news out. Now everyone around wants to [...]