actor: Eva Mendes

Girl in Progress

May 11, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is a movie which illustrates that change is possible for anyone who truly wants it. A teenager named Ansiedad lives with her mother Grace, and their relationship is a bit rocky, mainly due to the fact that Grace is having an affair with a married man, works as a waitress at a diner, and is [...]

The Spirit

December 25, 2008
This movie is action-packed but is also loaded with violence. The premise of the movie revolves around the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) of the former rookie cop who died returning to fight crime. It's imaginative, but the revenge card is one that is sometimes overused. His greatest enemy is Octopus [...]

The Women

September 12, 2008
I have a whole litany of complaints about this film, and I could easily write multiple pages on what I disliked about “The Women.” However, I will assume that if you’re reading this review, you probably want to know whether this film is appropriate for pre-teen and teen girls. Based upon [...]

We Own the Night

October 12, 2007
This story of bad guy turned good lacked any type of story arc. If the film had ended fifteen minutes in, it would have been no less of a surprise as when the film ended two hours later. The performances given by the usually stellar actors Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Duvall, were [...]

Hitch

February 11, 2005
I think Will Smith can now be known as an all-around actor. His great performance in this film is a notch in his belt for romantic comedies. There was a lot that I enjoyed in this movie. “Hitch” hit on almost any experience a guy can encounter when trying to pursue a female interest. I know [...]

Out Of Time

October 3, 2003
Out of Time illustrates how small wrongs can lead to serious consequences. Sexual content, violence and some bad language prevents Dove from awarding this film the Dove Family-Approved [...]

2 Fast 2 Furious

June 6, 2003
First, the language is appalling with enough s-words to make anyone cringe. There is a lot of violence, from mild pushing and shoving to gunfire. In many scenes, women are shown in revealing clothing. Alcohol and tobacco usage is prevalent. There is gambling, illegal street racing and a total lack [...]