actor: Vanessa Williams

The Trip to Bountiful

Dove Approved for All Ages

Network Premiere - Saturday March 8th at 8/7c on Lifetime - What a terrific and moving film! Cicely Tyson turns in a remarkable performance as an elderly lady named Carrie Watts. She lives with her son Ludie (Blair Underwood) and his wife, Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams), in Houston, and her [...]

Raising Izzie

August 6, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Here is a stirring movie about faith and courage! The actors are terrific in conveying the various emotions of the characters which includes anger, faith, despair and grief. Young Gertie (Victoria Elizabeth Staley) and her younger sister Izzie (Kyla Kennedy) are living on their own in an [...]

Delhi Safari

April 16, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What great and vibrant colors which help bring these delightful characters to life! Sultan, the leopard king, is shot by a human being right in front of his wife Begum (voiced by Vanessa Williams) and his cub, Yuvi (Tara Strong). They had gotten in the way of a construction company which is bent on [...]

Tyler Perrys Temptation

March 29, 2013
Tyler Perry's script and story manages to be entertaining but the content in the sex and drug categories unfortunately put it over the top and outside of Dove's acceptability level for family viewing. The film opens with a marriage counselor named Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) talking to a woman [...]

Sugar Mommas

December 4, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is a sweet delight! It is funny and imaginative and focuses on how God may not show up early but he's always on time. The story is about two sisters and their friend and they run a business together, a bakery known as "Sugar Mommas". All three battle various problems. Lynn, Sheila's [...]

A Mothers Love

December 2, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

You know it's a good movie when you both laugh and get teary-eyed while watching. This is a remarkable and inspiring film! It has all the key elements: good acting, fantastic direction, and a good story to boot. We at Dove can't recommend this one enough. The story focuses on Regina Reynolds [...]

The Courage to Love

November 30, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The story focuses on Henriette Delille (Vanessa Williams) in pre-Civil War New Orleans and she is a kind woman with plenty of spunk and backbone. As the African-American daughter of a rich plantation owner named Jean-Baptiste (Stacy Keach) and his African American mistress Pouponne (Diahann [...]

Our America

July 28, 2002
"Our America" is based on the true story of two teenage African American teens from the ghetto whose friendship, loyalty, hard work, and moral sense of truth and right and wrong, result in accomplishing something that no one else is interested in, or willing to work on. Against all odds, they are [...]

Shaft

June 16, 2000
I know, we're talking 'bout Shaft, but I didn't dig it. Jackson is a dynamic presence on screen, but the film is about little more than street justice, with lots of attitude. It’s difficult sitting through a film whose screenplay is peppered with 107 uses of one obscenity alone, no mater how [...]

Don Quixote

Dove Approved for All Ages

“Don Quixote” is the timeless work of Miguel de Cervantes and has been regarded as the first novel ever written. It was published in Spain in two volumes in 1605 and 1615. Most of us are more familiar with the musical version, “Man of La Mancha.” The book, while parodying the chivalric [...]