director: Betty Thomas

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

December 23, 2009

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie is a very entertaining and nice follow-up to its predecessor. And this time we have female chipmunks called Chippettes. They are a talented group too and as Alvin is the front man for the Chipmunks, Brittany is the front "woman" for the Chippettes. Ian Hawke (David Cross) is back and [...]

John Tucker Must Die

July 28, 2006
This film is geared toward the high school crowd for sure. It has likable actors in it and the characters experience a growth by film's end, which is not something you always see at the movies. However, as a family movie it falls short with partial rear nudity of John Tucker (Metcalfe), who wears a [...]

28 Days

April 14, 2000
“28 Days” doesn’t contain the dramatic impact that, say, “Days of Wine and Roses” did nearly 40 years ago. It is more rehab-lite. Although Ms. Bullock is one of my favorites because she has a vulnerability that even transcends her outward beauty, she lacks the depth to make this character [...]

Dr. Dolittle (1998)

June 26, 1998
This film could have been a funny family film. Instead, the language under our Dove content area knocks it out of our approval perimeter. There is strong language and many crude words. There is everything in it from rat flatulence to a monkey drinking. There is also sexual innuendo in it but it is [...]