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THE HELP Family Movie Review

THE HELP Family Movie Review

  THE HELP REVIEW (GRADE: A) One of the best films of the year so far, The Help displays an impressively-acted balance of prejudice and tolerance, hatred and love, despair and faith, heartache and belly laughs. Like one of my all-time favorite films, Life is Beautiful, The Help performs the impressive feat of taking a dark chapter of human history and injecting it with light, hope, and humani ...[Read More]

eat pray love

EAT PRAY LOVE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S EAT PRAY LOVE ABOUT? A woman seeks to find herself through a year of traveling, meditation, and dining. Based on the novel of the same name. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C-) Before Facebook, you may recall, one might sit through literal slide-shows (projected onto a sheet, for example) in order to experience a friend's vacation. This film feels ...[Read More]

knight and day family movie review

KNIGHT AND DAY Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this romantic action-comedy about an unfailingly polite (and somewhat crazy) spy and the girl next door he falls for. No matter your opinion on Tom Cruise, he is a hoot here as he spoofs his own “invincible action hero” screen image as well as his own eccentric real-life persona. In no other film has he made me ...[Read More]