director: Mark Waters

Bad Santa 2

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 [...]

Vampire Academy

This vampire movie is geared toward teen girls and vampire lovers. It features strong doses of romance and "feeders" giving their arms to vampires to drink from in addition to vampires putting the bite on many necks and shoulders. The blood flows in this movie. The convoluted plot features a few [...]

Mr. Poppers Penguins

December 6, 2011

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This delightful film deals with family issues like parenthood and divorce in a light but positive way. Popper (Jim Carrey) is estranged from his father, who traveled incessantly when he was a child. When Popper himself grows up, his job also becomes more important than his children, and his [...]

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

First of all, the answer is yes, this is a chick flick. I am sure that a lot of women have met a man like Connor, who thinks that women are only worth it for one thing and it is not marriage. But just like Scrooge in the classic "Christmas Carol", Connor is shown the errors of his ways so he can [...]

The Spiderwick Chronicles

June 24, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Imagination gone wild! This movie doesn't have many catch-your-breath moments. It is a roller coaster of a high speed plot which includes twins Jared and Simon Race (both played by an energetic Freddie Highmore) and their sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger) bent on destroying the creatures which would [...]

Just Like Heaven

February 7, 2006
David (Mark Ruffalo) is a man totally depressed about loosing his wife. Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) is an up and coming workaholic doctor who is too wrapped up in her work to be depressed about her personal life. Elizabeth gets into an accident and appears to have died so her apartment becomes [...]

Just Like Heaven – Filtered

February 7, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Just Like Heaven" is a romantic comedy. David has just lost his wife, Elizabeth, a doctor who is too caught up in her work to be even think about having a personal life. Elizabeth gets into a car accident and seems to have died so her apartment becomes available to rent. David rents the apartment [...]

Freaky Friday – Edited

January 23, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

The setting for the movie is Los Angeles, but the hilarious scenes between mother and daughter, both before and after the "switch" to one another's body could be taking place in any town, any home. Mothers and daughters of all agess will laugh till they cry over some of the scenes. Jamie Lee Curtis [...]

Freaky Friday

December 16, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The film offers some good discussion opportunities for parents and children on understanding each other. The film does, however, contain some crude language, which deviates somewhat from Disney’s commitment to produce a completely family-friendly work. While disappointed that Disney felt the need [...]

Head Over Heels

The makers of “Head Over Heels” attempt to revive screwball and slapstick comedy, failing to understand that you need actors gifted with a sense of comic timing to bring those genres back to life. And you must have material that’s not tired, coarse or cheap. The film has two plots, one about [...]