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Plot: A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends. Runtime: 106 mins Release Date: 18 Feb 2005
Today, I took my three year old to see her first movie. This, you must understand is a task, as you must always be careful about language and "mature" situations that so many people today see as normal.I am not going to give a synopsis of the movie, as most of the other reviewers do. Go see the movie yourself. I will only say that both my daughter and myself were totally engrossed with this touching and well-played story. The characters were very enjoyable and I thought the actors did a fine job.I noticed that everyone in the audience, children along with their parents had big <more>
smiles on their faces as we all got up to leave at the movie's end. I really enjoyed this movie, and so did my young daughter.
Great movie, was oriented for a slightly older viewer than expected. (by weather4fun)
With it's G rating, I figured this for mostly upbeat and easy for youngsters such as my 3rd grade daughter. However, the movie is much deeper than that, and while it has many feel good moments, it is more about tough times and imperfect lives than anything, but shines wonderfully.My 3rd grade daughter loved it, but my 7th grade daughter, who we thought might be too old for it, loved it even more!I would definitely recommend "Because of Winn-Dixie" to families looking for a movie to watch together and who want thought provoking questions for their children to ponder and ask <more>
about. Well done, not too sappy, plenty of realism to go along with the fantasy.The dog wasn't cartoony at all, the smile was understated and natural. This movie is more about relationships and hope despite tough times than anything else.
No matter what others say, I think that Winn-Dixie is a great movie that every member of the family can watch and enjoy. It is funny without being too silly and dramatic without being too sappy, and has some very good morals. There are no sex/violence elements to worry about; they are practically nonexistent, and the movie was kept very true to the book. The actors are very excellent in their roles, especially newcomer Annasophia Robb. This is a deep movie,too, with a great handling of its thematic elements and a great amount of substance. This is not an average made-for-TV type movie, but an <more>
actual memorable film. My advice is, if you're looking for a great family film, to see Because of Winn-Dixie.
First, I want to dispel any rumors about this being a "sappy" movie. This movie is an adaptation of a well-known children's book, and should be judged as such. For those of us that want more from our entertainment than shoveling base garbage, it provides a nice change. This movie is in the same type of movie as an "Anne of Green Gables" or other juvenile movie. It has no nudity, profanity, nor did we see anybody sleeping with anybody. A nice change.What a wonderful movie. The story is very similar to Pollyanna at least in the girls ability to involve herself in the <more>
community . It has a very positive message, and there is not one thing that I would feel bad taking any of my children to see. As a matter of fact, they will all see it by the week's end. I haven't read the book, but my 13 year-old daughter has and told me how good it is. I will have to read it now. It was an engaging tale, and technically was very well done. The acting was good some very talented actors were involved and there was some very good film work. The moving clouds with the scene changes were a nice touch and the music was very appropriate. I know there has been a lot of talk in the media about Dave Matthews in this film, and he was a nice addition. His acting was OK, but his music was definitely a welcome addition. His guitar playing in various spots was warm and fit like your favorite chair.There were a number of good messages throughout the movie. Some were very overt the discussion between Gloria and Opal about judging someone on an event without knowing the whole story , and some were a little more below the surface time moving on, bringing new challenges, and keep living . In case you don't get them, they usually give you a clue in the dialogue somewhere. It sure gave me lots of topics I could use to teach with my children. The most important theme is the primary theme for the movie. The truly important thing in life is the relationships we have with others. Opal demonstrated by becoming part of the lives of those Winn Dixie led her to.This is one movie that will go on my video shelf when it's not in the DVD player .
Flawless and charming tail of growing up in the South (by vitaleralphlouis)
Good movies devoid of special effects nonsense were few and far between in 2005, so along comes this near-perfect gem about a 10 year old girl and her preacher father and how the adopted dog changes their lives. Not a single false note spoils this engrossing story, a drum-roll credit to 20th Century-Fox for having made it. The child actress is perfect, of course, and has eyes that make me suspect she's a "Village of the Damned" alien. Yeehah! It reminded me of "To Kill a Mockingbird" --- but without the strong negatives of that film not the book . The makers of <more>
Mockingbird had an obvious and intense hatred of the South in contrast to the book and don't you just know that all Southerners save paper-hero Atticus Finch were dirty rotten small-minded bigots. Not so here. The makers of WINN DIXIE love the South, as I do, and portray it with appropriate affection and love. Amen!
A charming movie for both adults and children. Perhaps small children will grow restless during the talky parts. It's the old "young girl finds herself, and all those who meet her and her wonderful dog find themselves too" story, but it's done in a fresh way. Down-home philosophy abounds, but it does not pontificate. The run down Florida town is a perfect setting for this movie. There are good performances by both the "old hands" and the first-timers, including Dave Matthews. A wonderful first starring role for young Annasophia. I want Winn-Dixie for my own, a <more>
dog that can smile. I laughed out loud every time he did it. But, you do not have to be an animal lover to enjoy this one!
Based on the Newbery Award-winning children's book by Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie, brings some much-needed sincerity to this Spring's forthcoming line-up of family films. Winn-Dixie, which comes to theatres February 18, stars newcomer AnnaSophia Robb as 10-year-old India Opal Buloni, who finds herself struggling to make friends in her new home, the small town of Naomi, Florida. Jeff Daniels plays Opal's father, known throughout the story simply as Preacher. Opal and Preacher's relationship is strained due to the fact that Opal's mother abandoned them both seven <more>
years earlier. Their relationship is changed, however, when Opal is sent to the local Winn-Dixie store for some groceries and brings home a goofy, bumbling mutt with a knack for making friends and a unique ability to smile. She names the dog after the store in which she found him, and soon they are constant companions. With Winn-Dixie's help, Opal gets to know the eclectic community of Naomi and her exploits bring together some of Naomi's most unusual citizens. Though the premise may seem conventional, the movie possesses many qualities that are lacking in most family films. Director Wayne Wang, whose previous films include The Joy Luck Club and Anywhere But Here, avoids much of the whimsical elements that turn off older viewers, portraying some of the more far-fetched scenes through imaginative flashbacks that occur only in Opal's mind. Though Because of Winn-Dixie succumbs to many family film clichés including slapstick physical comedy and plenty of sappy moments, it is redeemed by moments of pure quirkiness and originality. The film is also unafraid of dealing with adult themes such as alcohol abuse.The film's cast is supported by veteran talents like Cicely Tyson and Eva Marie Saint and counterbalanced by the fresh faces of the younger cast members. Songwriter Dave Matthews makes an impressive effort in his second film appearance as Otis, an introverted pet store clerk who plays guitar to soothe the animals. Though AnnaSophia Robb's inexperience sometimes shows itself in comparison to her co-stars, she imparts a sense of genuine naïvete and childlike curiosity to the role that would have been difficult to achieve with a more experienced child actress. Robb can next be seen playing Violet Beauregard in Tim Burton's upcoming adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Because of Winn-Dixie is a tale rich in values with themes of forgiveness, tolerance, and hope for the future. It is a classic story, told with imaginative eccentricity and style. Rather than taking the kids to see yet another Winnie the Pooh movie, do yourself a favor and take a chance on something original.The Verdict: 3 ½ Stars
This movie starts a little slow, I only went to see it because Dave Matthews is in it...it starts slow yes, but it has it's moments, good moments, funny moments. I think there are a lot of lessons in this movie and that makes it a great movie to go see with the kids...only one or two cuss words, not bad ones either!! I think if nothing else, the kids will enjoy the dog in this movie. I enjoyed seeing the dog because his actions reminded me of my own puppy. I can't wait to see other Annasohpia Robb movies.. she's a good little actress and adorable, very adorable...Dave was good too <more>
I also liked him in "Where the Red FernGrows" . I've always enjoyed Jeff Daniels in movies and he didn't let me down in this one either.
very heartfelt with surprising substance (by gopakrz)
This movie was a pleasant surprise in it's overall acting and charm, with a wonderfully directed cast. Winn-Dixie was a fun movie and the dog was really not the star of this one. While the dog had charm, it was little India Opal who stole the show. With Dave Matthews and Cicely Tyson playing wonderful roles, the characters in this film steal your heart. Opal charms the old folks of this town who seem to have lost their joy. Once the candy factory was shut down the citizens hearts left with it. It is Opal who brings the citizens back together and opens up a closed community by throwing a <more>