actor: Jamie Lee Curtis

You Again

September 24, 2010

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

June 15, 1991

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

November 24, 2004

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 [...]

Tailor Of Panama

March 30, 2001
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

March 3, 2000
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 [...]