actor: Zooey Deschanel

Trolls

November 4, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Trolls" is a delightful movie about happiness, loyalty and love. Its theme is that happiness isn't found in outward circumstances or in material things, but from within. It incorporates delightful characters such as Poppy (Anna Kendrick), a princess, Bridget (Zooey Deschanel), and Branch (Justin [...]

Rock The Kasbah

October 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 [...]

Our Idiot Brother

August 26, 2011
The character of Ned in this film (Paul Rudd) is an innocent character in a way, trusting, but he makes bad decisions and pays the price for it. When he drops something on a crowded subway he hands a character his money to hold onto while he searches for it. He also counts his money in front of [...]

Yes Man

December 19, 2008
In this world we live in sometimes it is easier to just say "No" to everything. Carl is divorced and doesn't answer his friends when they call, declines everything involving his job and really does not want to do anything for fun. Then one day an old friend sees him and convinces him to go to a [...]

The Happening

June 13, 2008
I am very disappointed in Mr. Shyamalan's latest effort. What starts out with promise to be one of his best writing and directing efforts in film, ends up at the bottom of the list way below films like "Unbreakable", "Lady in the Water", "Signs", "The Sixth Sense" and even "The Village". It seems [...]

Surfs Up

June 8, 2007

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Surf's Up" promotes a strong theme of friendship, which adds a nice touch to the film. The animation and antics of the penguins are enough to keep kids happy. One of the main characters, Cody, learns a lot about relationships with others and that life is not all about him. He is very competitive [...]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

April 29, 2005
I'm not even sure I can review this film because it was totally scattered, mixed up, zany, and schizophrenic. I don’t know if I am just too old to catch the humor in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or if everyone involved in making the film was on some bad drugs, but it just missed the mark. [...]

Elf

November 7, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Buddy (Will Ferrell) as a baby wound up in Santa's sack and then ends up at the North Pole. He is raised as an elf but as the years pass it becomes obvious to all except himself that he is really a man. The day comes for Buddy to leave the North Pole and he travels to New York and finds his real [...]

Big Trouble

April 5, 2002
Aside from a prayerful Hispanic housemaid who beats off the advances of her sleazy, adulterous boss and a hippie, “Jesus look-alike” who quotes Genesis, there are few redeeming elements in this film. Three different characters show no qualms about adultery. The dialogue is filled with sexually [...]