actor: Steve Carell


December 25, 2018
The Synopsis The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. The Review Vice is a play on words, and director Adam McKay treats it [...]

Beautiful Boy

November 2, 2018
Between David and Nic Sheff (Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, respectively), there is a world of healing in need of illumination. Nic becomes increasingly addicted to alcohol and drugs, escalating as far as a painful dependence on meth. David, blind-sighted by the changes in his son's life, is [...]

Battle of the Sexes

September 22, 2017
“Battle of the Sexes” tells the story of how Billie Jean King, played convincingly by Emma Stone, contributed to the women’s liberation movement and grappled with her own sexuality amidst worldwide notoriety. She is portrayed as a level-headed tennis player—a fighter who was not afraid to [...]

The Big Short

December 23, 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 [...]

Despicable Me 2

July 3, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

In this cute sequel to the 2010 hit movie, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League and tasked with finding out who is behind a plot to take over the world by using a transfiguration serum. At the same time, his "girls" and especially Agnes try to fix him up with a woman so that they might have [...]

The Way, Way Back

July 5, 2013
Steve Carell plays a part in this movie unlike any I have ever seen him play before. He plays a man with a nasty attitude. His character, Trent, is dating a woman named Pam and tells her 14-year-old son Duncan (Liam James) that he is a three on a scale of one to ten because of his lack of [...]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

March 15, 2013
As a child I performed magic so I was excited to go to this film especially with the star power involved. Unfortunately, Jim Carrey isn't a magician, he is a performance artist (if you can call it that). This is a spoof of magicians in general and not a good one. The audience laughed or chuckled [...]

Hope Springs

August 8, 2012
Kay and Arnold are having intimacy problems and Kay seeks the advice of a marriage counselor played by Steve Carrell. During their sessions, the counselor talks openly about Kay and Arnold's sex lives including what acts they engage in and if she fantasizes and masturbates. Each day of the [...]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

June 22, 2012
To its credit, this movie encourages the viewer to reflect on what he or she would do if one knew the earth was going to be destroyed by an asteroid in weeks. Who would you call? How would you act? Would you do things you normally don't do? On the other hand, the content is pretty strong in this [...]

Crazy, Stupid, Love

July 29, 2011
It's too bad this movie wanders away from the family-friendly umbrella. Steve Carell can certainly be a funny guy. At one point in the film he has learned his wife has had an affair and one of his co-workers checks on him and learns what has happened. "Oh, good, we were worried," he says. "When I [...]