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Blended

May 23, 2014
This comedy has its sweet moments. It features Adam Sandler's character, Jim, trying to be a father to Lauren's (Drew Barrymore) kids, especially her young son who needs batting instructions for baseball. Their real father, Mark, is estranged from Lauren and doesn't take time to be the dad he needs [...]

Big Miracle

February 3, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Big Miracle" is a heart-warming family adventure! This is a "feel good" family-friendly movie which shows what can happen when people pull together. The movie is based on the book, "Freeing the Whales", by Thomas Rose. It is 1988 and President Reagan is in office. When three gray whales become [...]

Going the Distance

September 3, 2010
Unfortunately for those searching for a good family movie for the weekend, this one isn't it and in fact it definitely earns its R rating. There is brief rear male nudity, very strong language, sexual situations and frank sexual comments and, well, you get the idea. The plot revolves around [...]

Everybodys Fine

December 4, 2009
Robert De Niro gives an excellent performance as a widower named Frank Goode whose four adult kids are not coming home for Christmas. So he heads out and travels with the idea of seeing all four of his kids, two girls and two boys. One son is in trouble but the others keep it from him. Additional [...]

Whip It

October 2, 2009
"Whip It" is an off-beat and different kind of comedy. It's not every two weeks you see a film about some rowdy roller-derby girls and a character like Bliss (Ellen Page). Bliss shows up at a beauty pageant with a shade of blue in her hair. Her mother is fit to be tied. When Bliss comes across a [...]

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

October 3, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one the kids will love! "That's the greatest movie ever!" a young boy said as I was leaving the theater following the early screening. I don't think I will go that far, but kids and parents can enjoy this one together. George Lopez winds up with most of the good lines, as he voices Papi, [...]

Hes Just Not That Into You

February 6, 2009
Although this is considered a "chick flick" there are lessons for all age groups. But a family-friendly film it is not. It deals with relationships and the differences between the sexes and how they deal with these differences. This story shows a wide range of emotions and how they relate to dating [...]

Music and Lyrics

February 14, 2007
Watching this movie can take you down memory lane regarding the music of the 80's. It is filled with singers wearing tight pants and goofy songs that will make you laugh. Putting it in the "chick-flick" category does not make it a good movie as it has too many sexual innuendos for preteens or [...]

Lucky You

May 4, 2007
Since a good many scenes in this film involve playing poker, it would have been nice had I known more about this particular card game. However, I know enough to know that it is an addiction with some people and this is one of the plot scenarios involving the character of Huck Cheever (Eric Bana). [...]

Curious George

February 10, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a delightful movie. It made me laugh and I haven't been a kid in quite some time! They don't make 'em like this anymore. George's antics are comical, although he never intentionally gets into trouble. For example, he gets hold of too many balloons at once and is soon airborne, with the man [...]

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