director: Jay Russell

One Christmas Eve

Dove Approved for All Ages

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a song that is played and sung in this film and, indeed, characterizes the movie on several levels. The Christmas escapades get so out of hand at one point that the characters are eschewing any celebration of Christmas at all. This fun-filled holiday [...]

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (DVD)

March 25, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"It was imaginative." "It was cute!" "I really liked it a lot." "The cinematography was awesome." These are some of the descriptions given by our Dove staff after we viewed this movie. We all agreed that Alex Etel who plays young Angus turned in one great performance. Young Angus finds an egg, [...]

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (Theatrical)

"It was imaginative." "It was cute!" "I really liked it a lot." "The sets were great and realistic." "The cinematography was awesome." These are some of the descriptions given by our Dove staff after we viewed this movie. We all agreed that Alex Etel who plays young Angus turned in one great [...]

Ladder 49 – Edited

April 12, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Joaquin devoted his whole life to helping other people. He became a firefighter, saved many lives, fell in love, started a family, and still managed to go to work every day and risk his life. Now he's trapped in a burning building and his whole life is flashing before his eyes. But when you live a [...]

Tuck Everlasting

February 25, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This story looks at the idea of immortality and living forever, and its emphasis is on this life, rather than an after-life experience. Several Bible passages are read at the funeral of a character who dies. The film is refreshingly free of strong language, but several scenes involve minor [...]

Tuck Everlasting – Edited

February 25, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This video has some interesting elements: taking a realistic look at not dying a natural death. The girl's family is looking for her as earnestly as Elizabeth Smart's family pursued getting their daughter back home. However, the young lady in this video thoroughly enjoyed being with the caring and [...]

My Dog Skip

July 11, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Set in WWII-era Mississippi, the film has a Norman Rockwell ambiance, gentle enough for little ones, but also involving enough for older kids and their parents. Funny, yet, poignant, My Dog Skip reminds us of what a great gift man’s best friend really is. Tenaciously loyal, indomitably forgiving, [...]