writer: Peter Hedges

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

December 4, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

What a unique and original story which is humorous, dramatic, and, regarding life, very telling. The three main actors in this story, Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as the parents, Cindy and Jim, and CJ Adams as Timothy, are terrific. The audience I screened this film with laughed out loud on [...]

Dan in Real Life

March 11, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Dan in Real Life" is a laugh-out-loud comedy! This film is consistently funny and should propel Steve Carell further up the Hollywood ladder of success. He plays Dan Burns, a widower raising three daughters. The daughters alone set up some potentially humorous moments as one is seventeen and [...]

About a Boy

January 14, 2003
The story’s portrayal of the joy found in friends, family and responsibility is tragically marred by considerable obscene and profane language, as well as much sexually suggestive humor and dialogue. Although Will’s promiscuous lifestyle is portrayed humorously, it’s eventually shown to be [...]

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape? – Filtered

September 13, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Gilbert Grape lives in Endora where nothing ever happens and no one ever goes anywhere. He is struggling with his longing for freedom while he cares for his two sisters, his autistic brother (Arnie) and his morbidly obese mother. His mom is the joke of the town and Gilbert doesn’t hesitate to [...]