writer: Diablo Cody

Tully

May 4, 2018
Just over ten years ago, Diablo Cody wrote (and won an Academy Award for) a quirky little independent film we all now know and love called Juno (2007). Yes, ten years of life, and with it, the writer of any film is subject to change their worldview. It began gradually in 2011 with her underrated [...]

Ricki and the Flash

August 7, 2015
Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield blend their voices together to sing in this heartwarming music-filled movie. Meryl plays Ricki and Rick plays one of her band members, and they set the stage on fire with songs from the past that make you want to get up and dance. "Ricki and the Flash" is the [...]

Young Adult

December 16, 2011
Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a writer who writes teen fiction and the premise of this film is that she returns to her tiny hometown to reclaim her high school sweetheart Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson), who just happens to be married. Mavis knows this but ignores it and selfishly moves ahead with [...]

Jennifers Body

September 18, 2009
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 [...]

Juno

January 4, 2008
Ellen Page is very believable as a sixteen-year-old who becomes pregnant and knows she is not ready to be a mother. This film speaks positively about adoption although the character, Juno, briefly considers getting an abortion. The theme of giving the child to a woman who wants very desperately to [...]

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