actor: Richard Gere

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" hits on important themes in an entertaining way. One of the themes is a play on the old adage, "There's no time like the present." The words are reversed by a character into, "There is no present like time." And for the many senior citizens who abide in The [...]

Movie 43

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Hachi: A Dogs Tale

March 9, 2010

Dove Approved for All Ages

Who doesn't fall in love with a cute and cuddly puppy? Especially one that is all alone at a train station. Our story starts out with a young boy giving a speech to his class about his hero. His choice for his topic is his grandfather's dog, Hachi. Parker Wilson is a professor and takes the train [...]

Brooklyns Finest

Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Amelia

"Amelia" is a near-miss in being awarded our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal. The story is historically correct with possibly just a few imagined scenes which fall into the realm of possibility. The story of the first woman pilot to successfully fly the Atlantic and the mystery concerning her fate [...]

Nights in Rodanthe

I find it rather ironic that there are two movies opening this weekend which center around a wife's decision to leave her husband or stay and fight for their marriage. This film takes the point of view that romance is worth setting everything else aside and you are encouraged to follow your dreams. [...]

The Hoax

October 16, 2007
This film is based on real facts about a writer during the 70's who wrote anything but a real-life biography of Billionaire Howard Hughes. The audience will be intrigued as they witness the lengths that Clifford Irving went to in order to get a story of this magnitude written and published. Filled [...]

Bee Season – Filtered

April 4, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Bee Season" met my standard for a good movie- I wasn’t able to figure it all out in the first half hour. It delves into the personal lives of a family and shows each person’s struggle to find what makes them whole. Be aware that there is a dramatic scene where the daughter is convulsing while [...]

Bee Season

April 4, 2006
It's unfortunate that "Bee Season" cannot be approved due to language because the overarching theme of the movie is one worthy of discussion. It's a deeply moving story about a Jewish family and their individual pursuits of a one-on-one relationship with God. Be prepared! This is by no means a [...]

Shall We Dance

I wish we could award this film the Dove Seal because I really liked it because of the music and dancing. The story was cute, well written and the cast did a marvelous job. Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez on the dance floor was not Fred and Ginger, but they did a wonderful job and it was [...]

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