actor: Blake Lively

A Simple Favor

September 14, 2018
A Simple Favor is quite captivating and full of mayhem and psychosis. Blake Lively (Emily) and Anna Kendrick (Stephanie) are well cast as they settle into their expected personas: the latter is cute, predictable, and endearing; the former gorgeous, and captivating. Stephanie is the seemingly [...]

The Shallows

June 24, 2016
"The Shallows" is an intense movie with mostly two actors in the entire film after the first 20 minutes or so. It features Blake Lively as Nancy Adams, and the shark as her co-star, although he is shown on screen only at certain times, when he readies himself to attack. Blake Lively does a good job [...]

The Age of Adaline

April 24, 2015
"The Age of Adaline" is an intriguing movie, the plot centering on a young woman that has a freak accident, running her car off a bridge into the water, to be changed forever when lightning strikes the area. She quits aging. Indeed, the "age" in the title of the movie can simultaneously refer to [...]


July 6, 2012
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 [...]

Green Lantern

June 17, 2011
The special effects abound in this comic book extravaganza. Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is the first human ever chosen to be part of the intergalactic order of the Green Lantern Corps. He is chosen to defeat Parallax, a fierce beast-like villain who threatens the very universe itself. Hal cannot see [...]


August 18, 2006
When a group of friends who don't get accepted into any colleges invent their own school, with a not-so-clever acronym (South Harmon Institute of Technology), all the stereotypes of what college students would rather be doing besides studying are reinforced once again. "Accepted" tries to be a [...]

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

June 3, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Sisterhood" is a rare movie that brings moviegoers inside the lives of its main characters in a touching and balanced way. The four girls who fit the pants, and the one who doesn't, face several challenges as they go their separate ways for summer vacation. This film stresses how the bonds of [...]