actor: Naomi Watts

The Glass Castle

August 11, 2017
Based on Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir of the same name, “The Glass Castle” is a thoughtful drama that expertly tackles issues like abuse, trauma, unconditional love, and the power of forgiveness. It’s beautifully shot and acted, boasting of a stellar cast including Brie Larson, Woody [...]

Shut In (2016)

November 11, 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 [...]

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

March 18, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Allegiant," Part One, is the third film in the "Divergent" series and is the first one that is able to receive our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The first two films in the series missed receiving the Seal due to language, violence or both. This one also has several scenes of fantasy violence, but [...]

Demolition

April 8, 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 [...]

J Edgar

November 11, 2011
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a complicated J. Edgar Hoover, a man who could be tough as nails but cherished his mother and was still living at home with her at age twenty four. He also relied heavily on his Assistant Director Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), sharing lunches and dinners and attending [...]

Dream House

September 30, 2011
This is one of those films that if you go to the restroom during the movie you might not know what is happening when you return. The film takes a sudden shift somewhere just beyond the half-way mark and then the viewer must decide if what is happening is in a character's mind or is really a [...]

The International

February 13, 2009
The plot of this film is interesting but it's the kind of film in which a trip to the restroom would certainly put a person behind, and possibly regarding key moments. The theme of putting an end to the terrorists behind a corrupt bank is certainly a theme which many people can relate to in [...]

Eastern Promises

September 21, 2007
After screening this film, I heard a woman in the lobby say to someone standing next to her, "That was really violent." She was right. It was and is a very violent picture. The premise of the film is that a character named Anna (Naomi Watts) helps deliver a baby when the baby's mother comes to the [...]

The Painted Veil

January 26, 2007
This is a very pretty film that deals with a messy relationship and not so pretty disease. The photography, music and costumes all harken back to a more civil time. The language is proper as would be expected during that age (the 1920s). It is almost as if they are wearing a mask or "a painted [...]

King Kong (2005)

December 14, 2005
It is a shame that the language of this film has over twenty profanities in the dialog. Otherwise this movie could have been a film more family-friendly. However, that is not the case. This update of the Kong movie was directed by Peter Jackson, the director of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. As [...]