actor: Alison Pill

Miss Sloane

December 9, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

What Katy Did

March 5, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a heartwarming movie with a terrific cast! Alison Pill is outstanding as Katy Carr, the teen girl that is full of life and brings laughter to her Aunt Helen (fabulously played by Megan Follows) who needs the laughs as she is quite ill and bound to a wheelchair. Helen says about Katy: "She's [...]

A Song for the Season

September 13, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

Fern, an orphan teenage girl and her loving but slightly rough-around-the-edges Uncle Cal, move to Bethlehem, Kentucky just before Christmas. Uncle Cal has the responsibility digging the local school district out of the mire of an impending financial demise. The funding for the school programs of [...]

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

August 13, 2010
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" had a lot of potential. It has some very comical actors and actresses but the filmmaker's sense of humor is twisted. The story's about a twenty-two year old who falls in love with Ramona, and these two opposites are somehow attracted to one another. The whole story is [...]

Dan in Real Life

October 26, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Dan in Real Life" is a laugh-out-loud comedy! This film is consistently funny and should propel Steve Carell further up the Hollywood ladder of success. He plays Dan Burns, a widower raising three daughters. The daughters alone set up some potentially humorous moments as one is seventeen and [...]

What Girls Learn

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

A wonderful little film! While at times conventional and predictable, this movie pulls together through good writing and convincing acting. Director Rose really knew how to get the performances that she needed from her two young stars, and Elizabeth Perkins really delivers as the charming and [...]

Midwives

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The subject matter may sound like a downer, but this is good television. Lacking any objectionable language or sexual exploitation, this film mesmerizes with skilled acting, a sensitive script and tight direction. “Midwives” examines a good family faced with a devastating problem. And guys, get [...]

Baby

This is a wrenching, but ultimately uplifting film dealing with a difficult subject: the loss of a child and its aftermath. Fawcett gives a powerful performance as a depressed and distant woman. As we learn of the child’s death, we begin to understand her painful detachment. Sumptuously [...]

The Other Me

Dove Approved for All Ages

It’s not “Splash.” It’s not “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” It’s not “The Parent Trap.” It’s not even the remake of “The Parent Trap.” But it is about hiding someone. It is about skipping school. And it is about too-cool twins. Well, sort of. This twin is a clone and he [...]