actor: Gwyneth Paltrow

Mortdecai

January 23, 2015
"Mortdecai" is hit and miss with its comedy. There are times when the jokes and gags don't really work, but when they do they are laugh-out-loud funny. Two of these feet-tickling moments involve Johnny Depp. In one scene his character, Mortdecai, is cocky and sure of himself during a fencing match, [...]

Iron Man 3

May 3, 2013
The first two "Iron Man" movies did not receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal, in both cases because of language and in the second film in the series, due to the content in the sex, language and violence areas. It is exactly the same this time. The sex, language and violence categories hit a [...]

Contagion

September 9, 2011
When the movie starts with Day 2 the first thing you think is: why not start with Day 1? Well, without plot spoiling I will say that the movie eventually gets to Day 1 in a rather interesting place in the film and it explains how everything started, the deadly virus that is. So the movie jumps [...]

Country Strong

January 7, 2011
The acting is strong in this film with stalwart performances by the main four actors, Gwynneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester. Paltrow plays Kelly Canter, a country singing superstar who underwent a tragedy in Dallas and wound up in rehab as a result. She is released to [...]

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010
"Iron Man 2" features Tony Stark with more of a "devil may care" attitude than ever. He gets drunk in the film, says "Yes, Dear" to a senator, makes lewd remarks and inserts Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as the CEO of his company, despite a lot of opposition. Yet he is heroic at times and refuses [...]

Running with Scissors

October 27, 2006
This movie has two big D's in it: It's about a Dysfunctional family and it is Depressing! Norman and Deirdre Burroughs have a terrible marriage and it is affecting their son Augusten. Deirdre has a brilliant gift to write poetry but her mental state is slipping after one fight after another with [...]

Proof

October 14, 2005
"Proof" deals with mental illness, the closeness of a father and daughter and how they both dealt with the reality of their situation. It seemed like you were watching a play instead of a movie, but that is because it is based on a play written by David Auburn. He also wrote the screenplay for [...]

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

September 17, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" captures the feel of 1940s films very well. The camera angles, night shots and close-ups are typical of films of that era. Sky Captain and his army are called upon to save the world when hundreds of huge robots are sent to capture generators in almost every [...]

Sylvia

October 24, 2003
Sylvia is an art film that will likely appeal to a narrow audience. There is intense beauty in the scenery and videography throughout the film, especially the ocean scenes of Cape Cod. Dove cannot award The Dove Seal to Sylvia because of profanity and nudity, although both elements are tastefully [...]

Bounce

November 17, 2000
The plot to "Bounce" is rather unique – an airplane fatality brings two strangers together with a haunting connection. From there, the story is rather predictable - he and she experience love at first sight, but neither can move things forward due to their own personal hang-ups. Eventually, after [...]