actor: Mary Steenburgen

Book Club

May 18, 2018
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

June 19, 2009
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

July 25, 2008
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 [...]

Elf

November 7, 2003

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 [...]

Picnic

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The themes of Inge’s play are “to thine own self be true” and “follow your heart.” CBS has made a moving presentation with fine performances by all. Although one middle-aged couple checks into a motel and Hal and Madge stay out all night, we do not see any sexual situations. Indeed, [...]

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape

"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" is not only the movie's title, but one of the main questions in this film. Gilbert (Johnny Depp) is the main caregiver for his mentally challenged seventeen-year-old brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), he works at a local grocery market, helps take care of repairs for [...]