actor: Kathy Bates

On the Basis of Sex

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Synopsis: The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The Review: On the Basis of Sex is an inspirational legal drama that provides a deeper understanding and a unique perspective regarding [...]

Bad Santa 2

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 [...]

Tammy

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

Midnight in Paris

This one has some funny moments for sure. You have to understand the plot to understand the humor though. In this one, Gil Pender is a romantic, a writer who dreams of living in Paris. In fact, he is there on business along with his fiance', who spends more time with an old boyfriend named Paul [...]

The Day the Earth Stood Still

April 7, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie tells a grim and dark tale of what a future Armageddon might look like. Keanu Reeves plays Klaatu in a deadpan, detached way which might very well be how an alien would react if he came to our planet. He has come as part of a plan to rid the earth of human life, and to begin again, akin [...]

Revolutionary Road

The talent in this film becomes obvious by simply watching it. Both DiCaprio and Winslet breathe life into their characters, the married (but not necessarily happily) Frank and April Wheeler. This film features the theme of simply surviving and working for a paycheck while grappling with the [...]

Christmas Is Here Again

October 7, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

Sophianna, a mildly disabled orphan, befriends a frightened caterpillar and, together, they have the adventure of a lifetime. In this animated musical video we see that children hold the hopes and dreams of tomorrow. The Biblical references to St. Luke's account of the birth of Jesus is mentioned [...]

P.S. I Love You

Although uproariously funny at times, this romantic comedy does not meet Dove's standards as a family-friendly film. There is a one-night-stand between two unmarried characters, strong language, and a lot of sexual comments and innuendos, as well as a brief nudity scene. The premise is a [...]

Failure to Launch – Filtered

June 27, 2006
This film is loaded with many laughs, great acting and an interesting plot. I was intrigued and entertained. Although I enjoyed the film it will not receive the Dove Seal due to many implications of sex outside of marriage with no consequences. It is too bad the filmmakers included this because it [...]

Failure to Launch

"Failure to Launch" has many original funny moments, especially when Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates are on the screen. I found the entire plot to be somewhat similar to McConaughey's other romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days", although his character in this one is much more childish and [...]