actor: Toni Collette

Hereditary

June 8, 2018
Sure, everyone has some odd family history, but there are better, much less creepy ways to go about dealing with it. Hereditary is probably creative and well-filmed, but it is done in a way that is meant to keep you up at night. Simply culling a few insights from the trailer, this movie deals with [...]

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

January 20, 2017
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 [...]

Krampus

December 4, 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 [...]

The Boxtrolls

September 26, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Boxtrolls" are now in your neighborhood! This is a highly energetic story about a young man that is kidnapped as a baby and given to the Boxtrolls. The man that kidnaps him has his own evil scheme. Everyone thinks the Boxtrolls kidnapped him but of course they didn't. They actually raise him [...]

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 [...]

Angel in the House

March 26, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

If you believe in angels you know, as I do, they can come in all sizes. This wonderful British film is a story that many families in today's world may have experienced. It is a story about one couple, Alec and Zooey, and they want a child so badly but cannot have one and they cannot understand [...]

The Thief and the Cobbler

May 3, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film is an enchantment for the senses featuring dazzling animation and a sweet love story. Action abounds as a timid shoemaker falls for the daughter of the king. We meet a bumbling thief, an evil wizard and a cadre of hulking bad guys who round out the cast of characters. Three golden balls [...]

Evening

June 29, 2007
“Evening” was a beautifully written film with seamless transitions between the 1950's and present as a woman on her deathbed remembers and examines her complicated love life of years ago. While the language in the film clearly prevents it from receiving the Dove Family-Approved Seal, it was an [...]

The Night Listener

August 4, 2006
I never thought that I would use the words "Robin Williams" and "worst movie" in the same sentence, but here goes. "The Night Listener" starring Robin Williams is the worst movie I have seen in a very long time. I normally am a big Robin Williams fan. I find him very funny and talented. [...]

Little Miss Sunshine

July 26, 2006
This film is basically about a cross country road trip with an extremely dysfunctional family. And while it may be reflective of many American families, Dove CANNOT recommend that you share this film with your family. The language and life choices made by these characters are extreme, unpleasant, [...]