actor: Topher Grace

Breakthrough

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: When he was 14, John Smith drowned in Lake Saint Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. First responders and hospital personnel performed CPR for more than 40 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and [...]

American Ultra

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 [...]

Interstellar

Space travelers unite! Here is a movie that will have you on the edge of ... the galaxy. Cooper was trained as an astronaut but now farms with his father-in-law and his two children. They raise corn because it seems to be the only thing that grows these days. If that weren't bad enough, they are [...]

Take Me Home Tonight

The following are strong elements in this movie: it is raunchy, naughty and is basically a teen sex comedy. These are apt words and descriptions to give our Dove movie review readers the gist of what this movie is about. Hedonism. Oh, and an all-night party as a few characters at least contemplate [...]

Predators

A group of soldiers find themselves placed on another planet and they must deal with being prey for predator hunters who are advanced in their hunting methods, and who have a technology beyond that of the soldiers. Describing the predators as beasts is very accurate. The soldiers must learn to [...]

Valentines Day

This romantic comedy is on the light side, with nothing very serious or earth-changing happening. It is basically about some hook-ups and break-ups as it shares several vignettes. No one story or couple is focused on for long and the movie moves on to another couple. It is a fast paced movie for [...]

In Good Company – Edited

September 14, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie was really interesting. It struck me as a movie with a lesson. The main character, Dan, is really a wholesome man. He was the head of his division at work and with every contact he made he treated everyone with the utmost respect and decency. No scams—just make the customer want to [...]

In Good Company

This is an interesting story about a young man, Carter Duryea, who is climbing the corporate ladder very fast. But at what expense? He loses his wife and takes on the responsibility of heading up the ad department at Sports America. He replaces Dan Foreman, the 51-year old "dinosaur" ad executive. [...]

Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! – Edited

May 29, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

My inital thoughts were that this video was cotton candy for the under 20 crowd. There are elements of that, involving two young girls who work as cashiers at Piggy Wiggly Supermarket, in a rural town in the south. When Rosalee wins the contest, and gets a date with movie idol Tad Hamilton, some of [...]

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton

April 20, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The film refreshingly treats homespun West Virginia as superior to glamorous Hollywood. Rosalee and her community are presented as decent, intelligent people who work hard. Rosalee’s honesty and sincerity serve as a wake-up call for egotistical Tad. For some viewers, the absence of premarital sex [...]