actor: Anne Hathaway

Valentines Day

February 12, 2010
This romantic comedy is on the light side, with nothing very serious or earth-changing happening. It is basically about some hook-ups and break-ups as it shares several vignettes. No one story or couple is focused on for long and the movie moves on to another couple. It is a fast paced movie for [...]

Bride Wars

January 9, 2009
"Bride Wars" is about two friends who, when a mistake results in their wedding dates being booked on the same date, refuse to give into the other, even though they each planned to be the maid of honor at the other one's wedding. "Bridezilla" is given a whole new definition when the two friends [...]

Get Smart

June 20, 2008
"Get Smart" has its moments. Steve Carrell is very good as Maxwell Smart, without impersonating Don Adams (except in a few "missed it by that much" scenes). In one scene he is telling an enemy that the place is surrounded by the good guys and when the bad guy doesn't believe it, he quips, "Would [...]

Becoming Jane

August 10, 2007
Starring Anne Hathaway, the film examines the effect that Jane Austen’s own romances had on her literary works. While the movie at times does seem to parody some of the themes contained in Jane Austen’s books, the film is delightfully thoughtful and funny. Anne Hathaway portrays Jane Austen’s [...]

The Devil Wears Prada

June 30, 2006
Anne Hathaway is to die for. She does a wonderful job in the role and is a joy to watch on screen. Meryl Streep plays an all-business executive who has everyone running around frightened of her. In many cases she doesn't even call her employees by their correct names. Streep portrays Miranda [...]

Hoodwinked

December 23, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

So you think you know the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”? This cleverly-crafted movie shows you there is a different perspective to every story. First we see the traditional tale in which Red comes upon a wolf in her grandmother’s bed. There is a chaotic struggle between Red, the wolf, [...]

Brokeback Mountain

December 9, 2005
What little dialog the film contained was heavy with profanity, and I'm surprised at the sexual content they were able to include and still garner an "R" rating. It isn't an exaggeration when the critics highlight the heart-wrenching nature of this film. While it is based on the homosexual [...]

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

August 13, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

Billed as a family film, "The Princess Diaries 2" hits that mark by excluding most questionable content. However, the film deals with more mature issues than its predecessor. In addition to confronting the pressures of high-school popularity, Mia toys with love, marriage and national leadership, [...]

Ella Enchanted

April 9, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is very much like its title - it's enchanting. The beautiful young actress who plays Ella, Anne Hathaway, is extremely talented. She sings, dances, can act and she has great comedic timing. The mix of this fairy tale along with contemporary music and songs works very well. Ella is given [...]

The Princess Diaries

August 3, 2001

Dove Approved for All Ages

Director Garry Marshall, who brought us “Pretty Woman” and “Runaway Bride,” revisits the realm of every girl's fantasy (becoming a princess and living happily ever after) and puts a different spin on an age old story. The different “spin” is that Mia doesn’t want to be a princess [...]