actor: Jamie Lee Curtis

You Again

February 8, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a hilarious comedy with Jamie Lee Curtis stealing a lot of the laughs. She plays the mother of a son who is about to become married to her daughter's worse nightmare, a girl who made her life miserable in high school. The daughter, Marni, is played by Kristen Bell. In one scene Jamie Lee [...]

My Girl

March 29, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Young Anna Chlumsky gives a fine performance in this drama/comedy which deals with the topic of death. She plays Vada Sultenfuss, whose mother died a few days after Vada's birth, and now the eleven year old hangs out mainly with her best friend Thomas, played by Macaulay Culkin. Vada's father, a [...]

Christmas with the Kranks

March 8, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is destined to become a Christmas favorite for years to come. I believe that special attention has been paid to make the film in such a way that most families will not be offended by its content. Since its MPAA rating of PG was given so close to its release date, I can only conclude that [...]

Freaky Friday – Edited

January 23, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

The setting for the movie is Los Angeles, but the hilarious scenes between mother and daughter, both before and after the "switch" to one another's body could be taking place in any town, any home. Mothers and daughters of all agess will laugh till they cry over some of the scenes. Jamie Lee Curtis [...]

Tailor Of Panama

Directed with wit, energy and enough of the novelist’s complex plot diversions to keep the viewer transfixed, but this film unfortunately lives up to its R-rating. Not only does it bandy Christ’s name around like a benign expletive, but it manages to get in more obscenity per scene than any [...]

Drowning Mona

Meant as black comedy, “Drowning Mona” left me aghast. I found it nearly devoid of humor. And what laughs there were depended on crudity, spousal abuse, and gruesome sight gags, including dismemberment. At one point, townsfolk speculate how Mona’s son lost his hand. After several grisly [...]

House Arrest

August 27, 1996

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

When their parents decide to separate, a brother and sister lock them in the basement. Soon several other teens imprison their folks, hoping to resolve family [...]