actor: Julia Roberts

Wonder

November 17, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Dove Families, it has been our practice to eliminate movies that use the name of our Lord in vain. In 2017, we have done studies to seek the best course, particularly in situations like this. When a movie like Wonder or Hidden Figures are made without our same sensitivities, but with so many other [...]

Smurfs: The Lost Village

April 7, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The lovable Smurfs are back. This time, Smurfette wants to find her purpose. It seems that all the male Smurfs in the village are named after their special trait—such as Clumsy, because, well, he is clumsy; Brainy, because he is smart; Hefty, because he is strong; and Grumpy—well, that is [...]

Money Monster

May 13, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Mother’s Day

April 29, 2016
"Mother's Day" features several laugh-out-loud moments but also contains strong content, including language. Jennifer Aniston plays Sandy, a woman who gets a big surprise when she learns her ex-husband, the father of their two sons, has just remarried a woman quite a bit younger than him. The [...]

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

November 20, 2015
"Secret in their Eyes" is a suspenseful story that features some fine actors, such as Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The audience will feel sympathy for Julia Roberts' character, Jess, whose daughter is murdered. Her friend Ray (Ejiofor), a former F.B.I. agent and now private [...]

Mirror Mirror

March 30, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

Refreshing! Campy! Funny on purpose! What a movie experience this is! This imaginative film will have little girls dreaming of being a princess, little boys pretending to beat the ghoulish guards of the evil queen, and adults snickering at the movie's funny lines and camp. For example, when one [...]

Larry Crowne

July 1, 2011
Tom Hanks co-wrote this story and directed it. Although some of the humor fails, it is for the most part a likable film due to its likable star, the actor who voiced "Woody" in the "Toy Story" trilogy. Here Hanks plays Larry Crowne, a divorced U-Mart worker (think Wal-Mart) who is a hard worker and [...]

Eat Pray Love

August 13, 2010
This is an unconventional story of a woman’s (Julia Roberts) search for meaning in life as well as love. When a relationship goes bad she decides to leave her home and travel abroad and experience what else is out there. It is not explained how she could afford all this travel and she doesn't [...]

Duplicity

March 20, 2009
One of the few things this film has going it for it is the chemistry between Julia Roberts as Claire Stenwick and Clive Owen as Ray Koval. They are witty and clever with each other and although it is not clear whether each is trying to nail the other one in intelligence matters or not, things [...]

Charlie Wilsons War

December 21, 2007
"Charlie Wilson's War" captures the essence of what is good about American foreign policy and what is bad about our policies, both generally and specifically with the Afghan War. This film, based on a true story, is very well written and has a tremendous cast. It gives us an inside look at what [...]