producer: David Hoberman

Wonder

November 17, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Dove Families, it has been our practice to eliminate movies that use the name of our Lord in vain. In 2017, we have done studies to seek the best course, particularly in situations like this. When a movie like Wonder or Hidden Figures are made without our same sensitivities, but with so many other [...]

Stronger

September 22, 2017
The essence of who Jeff Bauman is shines through Jake Gyllenhaal’s authentic and gritty portrayal of this feisty but soft-hearted Bostonian hero. Jeff, from the opening scene, is full of energy and spirited, willing to go out on a limb to win back Erin, the girl of his affections, played with [...]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

March 17, 2017
"Beauty and the Beast (2017)" is an unashamedly romantic and quality film, featuring an all-star cast. Emma Watson delivers in a big way as Belle, both looking the part of Beauty as well as showing some real singing ability. Dan Stevens does a commendable job as the Beast, displaying beastly anger [...]

Muppets Most Wanted

March 21, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a funny and delightful Muppet movie! The adults were laughing out loud along with the kids at the screening I attended. For example, in one scene a group that is against the touring Muppets puts up a sign that says, "Muppets Die" and one of the Muppet characters says, "It looks like they've [...]

21 and Over

March 1, 2013
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Warm Bodies

February 1, 2013
Take your pick: "Romeo and Juliet" or "Beauty and the Beast". Those are basically the premises behind this zombie movie, a love story with a unique take. In a post-apocalyptic world the zombies are beginning to take over. One named "R" (he can't remember his whole name) helps the other zombies kill [...]

The Muppets

November 23, 2011

Dove Approved for All Ages

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Comedy - The Muppets are back and are we glad! This movie is escapism wrapped in fun! All your favorites return including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie and the rest of the beloved gang, back for their first fun-filled movie in a long time. One [...]

The Proposal

June 19, 2009
Sandra Bullock plays a book editor named Margaret who is facing deportation to her native Canada if she doesn't come up with a quick solution. She does. Her solution is to marry her executive assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds). She is the boss most people can't stand including Andrew. When she is [...]

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

October 3, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is one the kids will love! "That's the greatest movie ever!" a young boy said as I was leaving the theater following the early screening. I don't think I will go that far, but kids and parents can enjoy this one together. George Lopez winds up with most of the good lines, as he voices Papi, [...]

Whats The Worst that Could Happen

June 1, 2001
While the film veers away from most of the crude humor associated with today’s comedies, it still has enough bawdiness – and offensiveness - to go around. There’s a flamboyant police detective to make fun of. (Gays won’t like that.) A ditzy old lady maces the cops. (The elderly have [...]