actor: Amy Smart

Zoey to the Max

February 24, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Being a foster child is not always easy with moving around so often or would-be parents making another choice. Zoey has been in the system a long time and she wants nothing more than to be part of a real family. When a series of unfortunate things happen to her, she finds herself in Palm Springs [...]

The Single Moms Club

March 14, 2014
Tyler Perry always bring everyday issues of the world to the big screen. In this movie the topic is being a single parent. There are many single parents out there that will be able to relate to this film. It brings together five women from different backgrounds to work on a project for the school [...]

Crank: High Voltage

April 17, 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 [...]

Peaceful Warrior

March 30, 2007
This inspirational film based on the real life experiences of Dan Millman is not for the faint of heart. This two hour film seemed to drag but when it was suspenseful, it was so much so that it left my own palms sweaty. Nick Nolte is simply spectacular in this film as “Socrates,” the man who [...]

Crank

September 1, 2006
This is one of the worst fims I have seen in a long time. It is totally unbelievable, profanity ridden with the "F" word being the favorite choice, and has no redeeming value at all which I can think of. The main character, Chelios, shoots at police officers, steals a police motorcycle, makes love [...]

Just Friends

November 23, 2005
"Just Friends" had the potential to be an incredibly fun flick; unfortunately, because of the unnecessary language and sexual innuendo, it went far beyond acceptable limits for the Dove seal. There were moments we were laughing so hard it was difficult to gain composure, and not surprisingly, the [...]

The Butterfly Effect

January 23, 2004
"The Butterfly Effect" is a story written around an idea. The idea, borrowed from chaos mathematics, is that something as small as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings can set into motion the production of a hurricane. Or, as the film puts it, a very small change to the past can completely alter [...]

Rat Race

August 17, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Knowing the mindset of today’s filmmakers, I expected this remake to be more like the coarse “Cannonball Run” than the non-offensive “Mad World.” How surprised and pleased I was that I finally found a comedy that made me laugh so hard, I nearly doubled over. I simply can’t remember the [...]

Road Trip

May 19, 2000
The movie will probably appeal to teenagers, but it is raunchy and void of morals or any positive life-lesson. The language is foul, one lead character is high on marijuana for much of the movie, and most of the storyline revolves around sex. The gross out comedy is aimed at a young male [...]