actor: Judi Dench

Mrs. Henderson Presents – Filtered

April 18, 2006
"Mrs. Henderson Presents" could have been a good family film had they chose a different angle to branch off from. Nudity in the theater is not something that I would consider family friendly. The film encouraged men in the army to look at naked women, and at one point even brought an army man into [...]

Mrs. Henderson Presents

The very premise of “Mrs. Henderson Presents” makes the film an unlikely candidate for the family-friendly seal. It’s loosely based on the true story of a widow who invests her inheritance in restoring an old theatre into a spectacular stage for London’s first all-nude review. This movie is [...]

Ladies in Lavender – Filtered

December 6, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Ladies in Lavender" is a clean film with a good plot. In this movie two elderly ladies take care of a man washed ashore. He is a famous violinist. They let him live with them and Ursula (one of the ladies) was almost obsessed with him and would get jealous if he left or was with another woman. It [...]

Ladies in Lavender

February 28, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Janet and Ursula are two aging sisters who live on the English coast. Their quiet life is changed when they find a young man washed up on shore after a storm. They take him in and nurse him back to health. Ursula, who takes an interest in the young man, discovers he is Polish, so she decides to [...]

The Importance of Being Earnest – Edited

November 29, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This film is geared towards a mature audience because of story content. With the comedy having dry humor to it, the film has its enjoyable moments. The costumes are great along with the scenes. But I believe you would have to enjoy this type of film and the story was comical. Would like to see the [...]

Home on the Range

September 14, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

The three cows realize that they succeed and persevere during difficult circumstances when they give up their personal interests to serve one another. They learn to accept others, putting up with bad singing, burping and irritation, and they grow to tolerate and work alongside those who are [...]

The Chronicles of Riddick

Riddick, the muscle-bound hero, has a soft spot for children and those who are helpless. He shows remarkable loyalty, often facing death for the sake of his friends. Riddick is powerful, and he gets what he wants. He knocks around a policeman who has a simple request. Another time, he pushes [...]

Into the Arms of Strangers

August 28, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Erudite, perceptive, horrifying, and ultimately uplifting, this moving documentary features several survivors who detail their experiences and realize that their lives have had meaning. A difficult movie to view, but a most important one. For while it reminds us of the black-hearted deeds some [...]


Somehow religious dogma had become so strict among the citizens of Lansquenet that exclusion became more important than inclusion. For once these characters turned their backs on vice, they also began turning their backs on those with vices. The mayor’s pious and controlling underlying attitude [...]