writer: Elizabeth Hunter

Jumping the Broom

This is a film about social classes to some extent, and takes place during plans for a wedding. It focuses on the matriarch of the groom's family, a postal worker, who feels slighted when it comes to the upcoming nuptials of her son and bride-to-be. Unfortunately the mothers of said bride and groom [...]

Beauty Shop – Filtered

August 23, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Gina Norris lives in Atlanta and is making a name for herself with her own line of conditioners. But when her boss, Jorge, criticizes her one time too many she quits his salon to open her own beauty shop, taking the shampoo girl and a few of Jorge's clients with her. Gina buys a rundown beauty shop [...]

Beauty Shop

There is a strong positive message in "Beauty Shop." Gina Norris makes her daughter's upbringing and education a top priority so that Vanessa will be raised to be confident and successful. Gina invests tremendous effort, not only in building her business, but also in developing her workers [...]

The Fighting Temptations – Edited

April 22, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is rollicking good fun! It's over the top, which is true of good comedy. Cuba Gooding Jr. carries the film. I enjoyed the scenes in the Baptist Church, with the great music and people seen enjoying being in the house of the Lord! Darrin Hill's heart was in the right place, but there was needed [...]

The Fighting Temptations

February 3, 2004
This movie is a bit of an oxymoron. It is a faith-based film which shows and speaks of sin a bit too graphically for us to be able to award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal as a family-friendly picture. There are sexual innuendos, comments and some suggestive dancing as well as some strong [...]