five feet apart

Family Review: FIVE FEET APART Is Cliched, But Well-Acted

By Trina Boice Republished with permission from The Movie Review Mom.  WHAT’S FIVE FEET APART ABOUT?      She has Cystic Fibrosis. So does he. That’s why they have to stay five feet apart. What happens if they’re three or four feet apart?  Yes, this is another one of those sick-teens-in-love movies we’ve seen many times before and is based on the book by Rachael Lippincott.  IS IT ANY GOOD?   B- I ...[Read More]

pride & prejudice & zombies


  Review by Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES ABOUT? Jane Austen's classic tale of class strife and romance is re-imagined in the context of a Victorian undead apocalypse. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B-) It should come as no surprise that a film titled Pride and and Prejudice and Zombies struggles to establish a tone. Based on the book of the s ...[Read More]

20 Movies That’ll Strengthen Your Marriage

20 Movies That’ll Strengthen Your Marriage

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical director, LMFT) Hollywood favors “falling in love” stories rather than “staying in love” stories. Healthy, long-lasting marriages are far too often viewed by Tinseltown as dramatically stale, but there are exceptions to this rule. Below are 20 of my favorite  cinematic depictions of what it takes to make love last. Click on the titles to buy the ...[Read More]


15 Valentine’s Alternatives to Romantic Comedies

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) It's Valentine's again, with many of us getting in the seasonal mood by cuddling up in front of a movie. Some will likely turn, year after year, to the work of Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Kathryn Heigl, or Reese Witherspoon to sweep them away with good humor and charm. Now, I'm not one of those guys who dislikes romantic comedies When ...[Read More]