actor: Amanda Bynes

Easy A

September 17, 2010
This is a teen sex comedy, pretty pure and simple. Sorry, the word "pure" should not be used regarding this movie. "Easy A" is not as funny as it tries to be. It even attempts to be a bit clever with references to the classic "Scarlett Letter." Emma Stone plays Olive Penderghast and in her [...]

Sydney White

September 21, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

There is much to like in this story modeled after the famed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Amanda Bynes does a convincing job portraying a nice girl who encounters some difficulties during her first year of college. Rather than be influenced and manipulated by the elites, she chooses to befriend [...]

Hairspray

July 20, 2007
"Hairspray" has two clear messages. One is that integration is right and segregation is wrong. This film, based in 1961 Baltimore, does a pretty good job in showcasing a much-needed racial acceptance as several white students embrace black students, called "negroes"in the movie. They are upset that [...]

Shes the Man

March 17, 2006
"She's the Man" is a slightly predictable film about a girl who decides to join a men's soccer team when the girl's program is canceled due to a lack of interest. There were some good lessons about relationships and the desire to succeed. However, there are also many dysfunctional relationships [...]

Robots

March 11, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have outdone themselves with the wonderfully funny script that they created for this film. There is no objectionable language in this picture and the only thing even remotely in bad taste is a "fake farting" scene. Aside from that, you will be amazed by the [...]

What a Girl Wants

April 4, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

"What a Girl Wants" positively portrays the bonds between parents and children and the sacrifices of family love, and it has few offensive [...]

Charlottes Web 2: Wilburs Great Adventure

March 18, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

Charlotte's gone but her three daughters are with Wilbur in this new adventure. Wilbur was taught a great deal about friendship from Charlotte. Now it is Wilbur's turn to show friendship to the new little lamb, Cardigan. The other lambs make fun of the new lamb, but Wilbur sets out to show Cardigan [...]

Big Fat Liar

February 8, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The film does include one mild obscenity and a couple of crude comments made by a grandmother for laughs, and plenty of "Home Alone" style, mild slapstick violence is inflicted on Marty. Bad guy Marty also berates and belittles all those around him, but that behavior is clearly frowned upon. Other [...]