actor: James Marsden

The Loft

January 30, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Hop

April 1, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie has something for all ages. It was better than I anticipated and more than a few adults laughed out loud including me. The filmmakers really bring the rabbit, known as "E.B." (Easter Bunny), alive in this one. E.B. doesn't want to be the next Easter Bunny, he'd rather be a drummer for a [...]

Straw Dogs

September 16, 2011
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Cats and Dogs:The Revenge of Kitty Galore

July 30, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

I was pleasantly surprised to hear a few lines in this film which caused me to laugh out loud, something I don't do all the time at the movies. The adults can enjoy this one as well as the kids. At a center for the dogs in this movie, a friendly voice on the intercom congratulates a canine for the [...]

The Box

November 6, 2009
This is a rather bizarre movie which doesn't begin to flounder until the second half. The first half introduces us to Arthur Lewis (James Marsden) and his wife Norma (Cameron Diaz), and their son Walter. Arthur works as an engineer at NASA and Norma is a teacher at a private High School. The year [...]

Sex Drive

October 17, 2008
Casual Sex. This is basically what the film is about. And a lot of examples are shown on screen, either with scenes which come to the edge of being graphic, or with strong innuendo. There is nudity in the film too. This one is obviously made to stir up the hormones of teenagers and young adults. It [...]

27 Dresses

January 18, 2008
If you like romantic comedies, what could be better than a romantic comedy about every girl's favorite subject -- weddings? This film is characteristically sweet, with likable characters and an uncomplicated storyline. Some would make you feel guilty for indulging your sweet tooth on a film like [...]

Superman Returns (2006)

June 28, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is pretty good. In my opinion it is a bit excessive at times in the special effects department; also, the story didn't settle down much, as there seemed to be too much to tell. Then again, Superman has been gone for five years in the film, and off the screen for many more years than that, [...]

The Notebook

June 25, 2004
Allie’s husband demonstrates a life-long commitment to his spouse “in sickness or in health.” He never leaves her side, and his unfailing devotion and love for her is an inspiring portrait of marriage. The film did unfortunately contain an intimate sex scene between a man and woman outside of [...]

X2: X-Men United

May 2, 2003
The film has a number of positive themes and uses a good bit of religious imagery and allusions but also treats evolution as fact. Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man are mentioned in a classroom setting. Although the idea of accepting people who are different registers and makes a point, [...]