actor: Maya Rudolph

The Happytime Murders

August 24, 2018
Welcome to Los Angeles, the "City of Angels" as the city's nickname goes. Except now, angels don't walk the streets alongside people. Puppets do—colorful, whimsical to the eye and seemingly ready to combust into song at any moment. Even then the Happytime days (in reference to a television [...]

Life of the Party

May 11, 2018
One of Hollywood's leading queens of comedy, Melissa McCarthy, heads back to school in Ben Falcone's Life of the Party. After receiving the shocking news that her husband of over two decades wants a divorce, Deanna (McCarthy), decides to seize the day by heading back to finish her degree in [...]

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

August 11, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

"The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" plays like an old "Tom and Jerry" serial, in that it the film moves like a series of comic tete a tete comebacks. The result makes for a colorful, playful moviegoing experience, and for this particular summer filled action pictures that may not be suitable for [...]

The Emoji Movie

July 28, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

It takes all kinds of emojis to make the world go 'round. That is one lesson presented in this imaginative and pun-filled movie—that and the fact that one must take risks in order to find what one is truly made of. Gene the Emoji has to do this because he has not been selected to appear on a [...]

The Angry Birds Movie

May 20, 2016
"The Angry Birds Movie" is a fast-paced film that features some humorous puns and comedic moments. For example, bird sicknesses, such as "bird flu," "chicken pox," and also the term "cardinal sin" are mentioned as something less than desirable. The angry birds, led by Red, battle against the pigs [...]

Sisters

December 18, 2015
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 [...]

Strange Magic

January 23, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

“Strange Magic” is enchanting and charming! All kids, especially little girls, will love it, yet it offers something for the whole family. It features good and evil and love triumphant. Marianne is a fairy who lives in the Fairy Kingdom with her sister Dawn and her father, the king. Marianne [...]

Big Hero 6

November 7, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Big Hero 6" is ingenious, imaginative, action-packed, and funny! The plot revolves around a character named Hiro and the large robot Baymax, a robot that had the kids in the screening audience laughing with delight on more than one occasion. In fact, the adults were laughing as well. Baymax does [...]

Turbo

July 17, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Turbo" races home with the prize of being an awesome summer movie! The themes are terrific such as "No dream is too big and no dreamer is too small." Theo, a garden snail, loves races and watches old video tapes of a champion named Gagne. He longs to race himself but to his older brother, Chet, [...]