actor: Hope Davis

Charlie Bartlett

Over the years I have seen many movies with stories about high school kids-stories about the new kid, kids trying to fit in, and films about the popular kids. Some are dramas, some comedies and some with both drama and comedy. Then here comes what is suppose to be a comedy about Charlie Bartlett, [...]

The Hoax

October 16, 2007
This film is based on real facts about a writer during the 70's who wrote anything but a real-life biography of Billionaire Howard Hughes. The audience will be intrigued as they witness the lengths that Clifford Irving went to in order to get a story of this magnitude written and published. Filled [...]

The Weather Man – Filtered

February 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Weather Man" was a refreshing humorous film about a weather man who learns to take charge of his life and learns that things are only as bad as you make them. This film teaches you to take a second look at life and to enjoy yourself. It is filled with a lot of humor and is awarded our Dove [...]

The Weather Man

February 21, 2006
The synopsis above is only partly correct...this entire movie is a tragedy. I can think of better ways to spend one's time and money than to plunk down 8 hard earned dollars in order to be subjected to 102 of the most depressing minutes you can imagine. This movie reminds me of a quote from C.S. [...]

Proof – Filtered

February 14, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Proof" was well crafted, but ultimately a slight bit under the potential that it had promised. I'm not going to lie-I came into this one with some expectations, but the film was still good enough for a four. As far as a family film is concerned, I only rated it a twelve and up because anyone under [...]


February 14, 2006
"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 [...]

American Splendor – Edited

April 12, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

At the beginning of this film I was bored out of my mind and thinking who would produce such a film. But as I watched more and more of this film, I found myself getting into this little world of Harvey Pekar. He is such an unusual character and then he meets and fall in love with Joyce another [...]

About Schmidt – Edited

August 14, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is an adult drama-comedy. All of the objectionable elements noted above have been totally nuked out of this family-friendly version. I found Warren Schmidt's character a sad commentary on the Great American Dream: work hard, get a nice house, have a family, retire. Warren worked very hard, [...]

About Schmidt

Roberta shocks Warren with her steady stream of obscenities and profanities, her talk of an energetic sex drive and her seductive ways. The film offers inspiration to make a difference in someone’s life, but it drags and earns a negative rating because of its profanity, obscenities and [...]

Hearts in Atlantis

September 28, 2001
Skillfully directed by Hicks (Shine, Snow Falling on Cedars) and masterfully photographed by the late Anton Yelchin (15 Minutes), this is a beautifully written and uncanny coming of age tale that reflects the older films of Frank Capra or John Ford. Watching this film was like reading a good book. [...]