actor: Diane Ladd

Miracle in the Valley

December 31, 2019

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Miracle in the Valley, originally known as Boonville Redemption, is exactly what the title proclaims: a miracle. For 13-year-old Melinda (Emily Hoffman), life is difficult as she wonders what happened to her real father, who hasn't been seen in years. Her stepfather, Maddox, is a wealthy man and [...]

Addie and the King of Hearts

February 3, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

This was a series in 1976 with Addie Mills as the main character from a set of books by Gail Rock. The stories have her recalling things that happened in her life. Narrated by the grown artist that she is, she tells about the events that happened when she was growing up in Nebraska. This episode [...]

When I Find the Ocean

April 1, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"When I Find the Ocean" is a sweet story used to highlight a dark issue that victimizes numerous children. The film exposes the consequences of child abuse and praises Lily’s friend who finally tells adults what’s happened to Lily. Despite Lily’s struggles, the childlike innocence of Lily is [...]

Redemption of the Ghost

November 1, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a great film in that it shows many great character traits in the various roles. Two small children and their mother are learning to cope with the death of their much-loved father / husband. The girl creates an imaginary friend who ends up showing himself to her as a real escaped convict. [...]

More than Puppy Love

August 29, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a warm and charming story about a puppy that is going to grown up to be a service dog. The story shows you what goes into raising a service dog. The film has two stories. The first is of the family that raised Banner from a puppy and the other is about the family that will receive Banner [...]

Christy: Choices of the Heart

October 7, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is another winner for Feature Films For Families. The Christy stories are timeless and good family viewing. Christy can serve as a role model for young women today. In this story, she's torn between two young men: whom should she marry? This is good viewing, as she deals with her emotions and [...]

Christy: Find Faith

September 9, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

One of the things I like most about this "Christy" story is her expressed anger with God, when a good friend dies of typhoid fever. The message is clear: it's OK to be mad at God, He can handle it and you're not going to be separated from His love as a result. The story is typical of the "Christy" [...]

Damaged Care

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This a really powerful story, made even more meaningful because it is based on a true story. Dr. Peeno's willingness to pursue her beliefs in what is right for the people who seek help from their HMOs and Managed Care Facilities is really amazing. Despite the difficulties and pressures in her life [...]

Sharing the Secret

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When disease-of-the-week movies began showing up on TV back in the ‘70s, many had a chintzy feel with pat solutions, while others did much to expose problems and bring ailments into public awareness. “Sharing the Secret” falls into this second category. It contains an intelligent script, [...]