actor: Jessica Lange

The Gambler

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 [...]

The Vow

"The Vow" is based on a book written by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The book is powerful as it opens with how they met, their blossoming romance, and subsequent marriage. Then the reader learns of a tragic accident which left them both in bad shape and took away Krickitt's recent memory. She no [...]

Broken Flowers – Filtered

January 3, 2006
Don Johnston (Bill Murray) goes on an existential journey while trying to find his long lost son's mother. The film's foral elements and acting are solidly constructed and very well done, but unfortunately the theme is Don's extra marital multiple past relationships. This film was centered around [...]

King Kong (1976) – Filtered

November 22, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Oh Boy! This one was tough to get through!! It started off okay, until Jessica Lange appeared. What a way to start her career- annoying!! The “special effects” were pretty cheesy as well: a gigantic plastic- looking snake, a wooden city wall that looked like it was made of toothpicks, and Kong [...]

Broken Flowers

This film received mixed reviews from many critics and is only a limited-release production. But, as a long-time fan of Bill Murray, I was excited to review this film for myself. In "Broken Flowers," Murray steps even further away from the comedic films of his past. Much of this film is based on [...]

Big Fish

April 27, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Audiences will be charmed and touched by this “Big Fish” who touches the lives of many. Edward’s adventures go from taming a giant to risking his life during WW II to rescue conjoined twins. Parents are cautioned about the language, a brutal beating and nudity in this film. The nudity is not [...]


July 8, 2003
Normal is a touching story of a man who struggles with thinking that he is a woman trapped inside a man's body. It takes you through the wrenching tale of how Roy has to deal with accepting himself for who he is, but dealing with everyone else he comes in contact with accepting him as well. I liked [...]

King Kong (1976)

This is the 1976 remake of the original "King Kong" film from 1933. Some things have changed including the fact the giant Kong climbs to the top of the now-gone World Trade Center rather than the Empire State Building. The language also has changed as this modern version is loaded with strong [...]