actor: Kristen Wiig

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

August 16, 2019
The Synopsis: A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. The Review: Twenty years ago, [...]

Downsizing

December 22, 2017
Downsizing imagines (and rightly so) how our world is completely strapped. Whether it be financial burdens, relationship anxieties, or environmental devastation, we are under pressure and undeniably stressed out. The titular phrase has to do with cutting corners, not by the elimination of employees [...]

Despicable Me 3

June 30, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is packed with academy award winners, and that’s part of what makes it so much fun. Carrell, Wiig and company take us on a joyful, slapstick-charged ride through a story that celebrates family as much as we do. Our favorite villain-turned-anti-villain-agent Gru and his very capable [...]

Masterminds (2016)

September 30, 2016
"Masterminds" is one of those movies that will have you laughing at some scenes but also wishing it wasn't so raunchy. In one of the first scenes of the film, we get acquainted with David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis), who is shown driving a car with a wooden driver's side door, which replaced one [...]

Sausage Party

August 12, 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 [...]

Ghostbusters (2016)

July 15, 2016
"Ghostbusters (2016)" is a remake of what many fans of the original film consider to be a classic. A reboot can be tricky because of people's expectations. In this case, the Ghostbusters are all female and have a male secretary. However, some of the original concept remains, including the hearse, [...]

Zoolander 2

February 12, 2016
"Zoolander 2" is the follow up to 2001's first "Zoolander" movie and, to quote our Dove Foundation reviewer, Dick Rolfe, it was a "tasteless loser." If I may borrow that line from Mr. Rolfe, that pretty much sums up "Zoolander 2." Other than maybe two or three laughs at the most -- and that is [...]

The Martian

October 2, 2015
"The Martian" is big on tense moments and special effects. It is a major movie, running 141 minutes, and ultimately is about Mark Watney's (Matt Damon) experiences in surviving on Mars until a rescue mission reaches him. A wicked sandstorm leads to the quick evacuation of the NASA team on Mars, but [...]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

December 25, 2013
Walter Mitty is a negative asset manager at Life Magazine, meaning he is responsible for archiving all of the photo negatives from every image ever used or submitted. When Life decides to shut down their print magazine and only publish online, a team is brought in to determine who stays and who [...]

Despicable Me 2

July 3, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this cute sequel to the 2010 hit movie, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League and tasked with finding out who is behind a plot to take over the world by using a transfiguration serum. At the same time, his "girls" and especially Agnes try to fix him up with a woman so that they might have [...]

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