actor: Mary Steenburgen

Book Club

As I consider the book club I am about to join for the summer, I am certain we will not be reading 50 Shades of Grey, unlike the main characters from the newly released film Book Club. The youngest of this crew are Mary Steenburgen (Carol) and Don Johnson (Arthur), both in their upper 60s; everyone [...]

About Sarah

September 1, 2009

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a heartwarming drama about a mentally challenged woman named Sarah, who has been taken care of all her life by her "mother", Rose. Upon the older woman's death, it's decided Sarah is going to be taken care of by her own daughter Mary Beth, who Rose left as guardian in her will. Mary Beth [...]

The Proposal

Sandra Bullock plays a book editor named Margaret who is facing deportation to her native Canada if she doesn't come up with a quick solution. She does. Her solution is to marry her executive assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds). She is the boss most people can't stand including Andrew. When she is [...]

Step Brothers

This movie produces some very funny moments, with Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly) both acting like 12-year olds instead of their age, which happens to be forty. They don Chewbacca masks from "Star Wars" and act like pirates and get upset at each other like kids and have fun [...]

Honeydripper

June 24, 2008
This movie has its moments, especially for those who enjoy some blues or jazz. A talented cast acts in this production, including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Stacy Keach, and Mary Steenburgen. However, it is in the content arena that the picture fails as being a family-friendly film. There are [...]

My Summer Story – Filtered

August 1, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"My Summer Story", which is a sequel to "The Christmas Story", was a hard one to watch after the classic Christmas story. It just wasn't the same. However, the film did contain a few funny parts. The father has an ongoing feud with the neighbors which is comical. The mother's reactions to the [...]

Elf

November 16, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Buddy (Will Ferrell) as a baby wound up in Santa's sack and then ends up at the North Pole. He is raised as an elf but as the years pass it becomes obvious to all except himself that he is really a man. The day comes for Buddy to leave the North Pole and he travels to New York and finds his real [...]

Clifford – Filtered

March 2, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Clifford" is an entertaining comedy starring Martin Short in the title role. The story is told in flashback as Martin Short starts off the movie as an aged Catholic Priest. In an effort to reform a wayward youth, the Priest tells of how he was once a disobedient and rebellious youth, who, [...]

Melvin and Howard – Filtered

February 3, 2004
"Melvin and Howard" is a film about a man who picked up a hitch-hiker who told him he was Howard Hughes. Melvin didn't believe him and went on with his life as a milkman. Melvin went through many ups and downs in his first marriage which ended in divorce-he then remarried. During his second [...]

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape? – Filtered

September 13, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Gilbert Grape lives in Endora where nothing ever happens and no one ever goes anywhere. He is struggling with his longing for freedom while he cares for his two sisters, his autistic brother (Arnie) and his morbidly obese mother. His mom is the joke of the town and Gilbert doesn’t hesitate to [...]