actor: Cameron Diaz

Annie (2014)

December 19, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Over the years there have been many different versions of "Annie." Here is a more modern one that will entertain from beginning to end. In the big city of New York, Annie is looking for her parents to return while Mr. Stack wants to be mayor. Their worlds collide when Mr. Stack saves Annie from [...]

Sex Tape

July 18, 2014
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 [...]

The Other Woman (2014)

April 25, 2014
"The Other Woman" is a film about what everyone thinks it is plus a few. A man is having an affair with not just one other woman but many others and this film focuses on two in particular. The women get together in a meeting that turns into a friendship that no man really wants to face. The women [...]

The Counselor

October 25, 2013
This is a movie with big name stars but even so it manages to be plodding and dull and it unfortunately doesn't come close to being family friendly. It involves a man known as the Counselor (Michael Fassbender), a lawyer, who definitely has two sides to him. He is sensitive and caring toward his [...]

What to Expect When Youre Expecting

May 18, 2012
It's too bad this movie crosses Dove's acceptability line in a few content listings below including language and sex, as the moments when the miracle of childbirth and the delights of parenting are featured might even bring a tear or two to the eyes of the viewer. That said, this is definitely not [...]

Bad Teacher

June 24, 2011
Before the movie started at the screening I went to, two young ladies walked in together and one commented to the other, "My parents are amused that teachers were going to go see 'Bad Teacher'". I didn't learn what their response was to the movie, but I know ours at The Dove Foundation, and it is [...]

The Green Hornet

January 14, 2011
This is one movie I was looking forward to reviewing. I grew up with the old TV series of "The Green Hornet", the Bruce Lee and Van Williams' TV show. I was hoping this would be a good movie and that it would pay homage to the old TV series. Unfortunately, this movie is bad. So bad, I can't [...]

Shrek Forever After

May 21, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The new Shrek film delivers more laughs. I went into the screening with some trepidation. After all, this is the FOURTH Shrek film. I was concerned they would simply rehash all of the old material from the first three films. And although there are bound to be a few repeat jokes, they are kept fresh [...]

Knight and Day

June 23, 2010
One positive I will give this movie is that it is entertaining. Just about every action sequence imaginable flashes on screen at one point or another during the movie. Without plot spoiling as much as possible, the viewer will watch a plane lose its pilot, a character shooting at the bad guys from [...]

The Box

November 6, 2009
This is a rather bizarre movie which doesn't begin to flounder until the second half. The first half introduces us to Arthur Lewis (James Marsden) and his wife Norma (Cameron Diaz), and their son Walter. Arthur works as an engineer at NASA and Norma is a teacher at a private High School. The year [...]