actor: Kathy Bates

Fried Green Tomatoes – Edited

June 28, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

I first watched this movie when I was about thirteen years old and it still makes me cry to this day. There are basically two stories intertwined in this movie. One is a middle aged depressed housewife who finds solace in an older woman's company instead of her dense and insensitive husband and [...]

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

November 2, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

At a rather lengthy 120 minutes, this film moves at a rapid pace with all of the action. After all of these years, Jackie Chan is still fun to watch as he spins, juggles, fights and somersaults his way out of jams. Chan, who built his reputation by performing all of his own stunts, displays his [...]

Dragonfly – Edited

September 28, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The reason that I rated this video appropriate for kids over the age of 12 is because the whole basis of the movie is this man being haunted by his dead wife. Even though this movie was edited for content, the whole essence of the movie could not be taken away and is therefore not appropriate for [...]

Little Black Book

Starting at a slow pace, this film becomes more interesting as the pieces of the puzzle come together. Little Black Book deals with issues of honesty in dating relationships. Instead of confronting her boyfriend with her suspicions, Stacy chooses to go behind his back, lying in order to get [...]

About Schmidt – Edited

August 14, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is an adult drama-comedy. All of the objectionable elements noted above have been totally nuked out of this family-friendly version. I found Warren Schmidt's character a sad commentary on the Great American Dream: work hard, get a nice house, have a family, retire. Warren worked very hard, [...]

About Schmidt

Roberta shocks Warren with her steady stream of obscenities and profanities, her talk of an energetic sex drive and her seductive ways. The film offers inspiration to make a difference in someone’s life, but it drags and earns a negative rating because of its profanity, obscenities and [...]

My Sisters Keeper

June 18, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a very moving, well done story with excellent acting by all the characters. Despite the differences in the lifestyles of the sisters, both are willing to compromise to find the best solution, even though it means making sacrifices, especially on Judy's part. The love they share is [...]

American Outlaws

December 4, 2001

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

If you are looking for a historical movie about the life and times of Jesse James, keep looking. According to Director Mayfield, "As far as I'm concerned Jesse James is a myth. We put a new spin on an old tradition." In order to enjoy his new spin, you must set aside any knowledge you may have of [...]

Prelude To A Kiss – Filtered

January 9, 2001
Peter and Rita meet at a party and hit it off. They marry six weeks later and at the wedding reception they notice an elderly man, and no one knows who he is. He approaches Rita and asks to kiss the bride. She agrees and in that instant, the sky darkens, the wind blows and something mysterious [...]

Annie (1999)

May 30, 2000

Dove Approved for All Ages

Alicia Morton is outstanding as the new version of Annie, playing the role with a guileless sincerity. Her co-actors, particularly Kathy Bates, Victor Garber and Audra McDonald, are also more than competent in their respective roles. Bates is funny, Garber plays both serious businessman and [...]