writer: John Morris

Instant Family

November 16, 2018
If you've seen the trailer, you know the story. Wahlberg and Company deliver performances of this real-life near-reenactment that make you laugh while feeling sucker punched in the gut. As a parent, Instant Family is like watching the extreme pain and joy that all parents enjoy, but of course, [...]

Daddy’s Home 2

November 10, 2017
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are back as the hilarious daddy-duo, Brad and Dusty, in this funny holiday-themed sequel. Brad (Farrell) and Dusty (Wahlberg) have put aside their differences from the first film and are now the loving, attentive co-patriarchs of a flourishing blended family. Brad is [...]

Daddy’s Home

December 25, 2015
"Daddy's Home" contains a few laugh-out-loud moments and a positive statement about an ex-husband getting along with the wife's current husband for the sake of the children. Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) comes back into the life of his ex-wife, Sara (Linda Cardellini), with the idea to win her back [...]

Horrible Bosses 2

November 26, 2014
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Dumb and Dumber To

November 14, 2014
Harry and Lloyd are back with their stupid antics. This time they are on an adventure to look for Harry's daughter, one that he did not know he had. But more importantly he needs a donor for a new kidney. If you saw the first movie then you pretty much know the scenario of this one. It is not [...]

Were the Millers

August 7, 2013
"We're the Millers" is an adventure comedy of another breed. When a drug dealer has his money and marijuana stolen, he is forced to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States. As a disguise, to throw off the boarder agents, he hires a stripper, a homeless girl and a neighbor boy to become [...]

Mr. Poppers Penguins

June 17, 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 [...]

Sex Drive

October 17, 2008
Casual Sex. This is basically what the film is about. And a lot of examples are shown on screen, either with scenes which come to the edge of being graphic, or with strong innuendo. There is nudity in the film too. This one is obviously made to stir up the hormones of teenagers and young adults. It [...]