writer: Steve Conrad


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 [...]

Unfinished Business

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 [...]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Walter Mitty is a negative asset manager at Life Magazine, meaning he is responsible for archiving all of the photo negatives from every image ever used or submitted. When Life decides to shut down their print magazine and only publish online, a team is brought in to determine who stays and who [...]

The Pursuit of Happyness

This film is very good in some respects. Will Smith turns in a stellar performance as Chris Gardner, a down-and-out salesman who hasn't sold anything lately. Due to the financial stress in their lives, his wife finds that she cannot cope and leaves him and their five-year-old son as she believes [...]

The Weather Man

February 21, 2006
The synopsis above is only partly correct...this entire movie is a tragedy. I can think of better ways to spend one's time and money than to plunk down 8 hard earned dollars in order to be subjected to 102 of the most depressing minutes you can imagine. This movie reminds me of a quote from C.S. [...]

The Weather Man – Filtered

February 21, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Weather Man" was a refreshing humorous film about a weather man who learns to take charge of his life and learns that things are only as bad as you make them. This film teaches you to take a second look at life and to enjoy yourself. It is filled with a lot of humor and is awarded our Dove [...]