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PG| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Abandoned by her mother years ago, Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), a 10-year-old girl, moves with her preacher father (Jeff Daniels) to a small town in Florida. Lonely and missing her old friends, Opal is ecstatic to find companionship with a rambunctious little dog she names Winn-Dixie, after the store where she found the pup. With Winn-Dixie's help, Opal befriends several colorful townsfolk (Cicely Tyson, Eva Marie Saint, Dave Matthews) and even begins mending her relationship with her father.

Cast: AnnaSophia Robb , Jeff Daniels , Cicely Tyson , Eva Marie Saint , Dave Matthews , Courtney Jines , Elle Fanning , Nick Price

Director: Wayne Wang

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Release Date: February 18th, 2005|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • Matthews holds his own with his experienced co-stars, and his half- talking/half-singing explanation of his criminal past is the movie's best scene. show more

  • A sweet, family-friendly retelling of a touching and funny Newbery Award-winning children's book. show more

  • Thanks to director Wayne Wang ("The Joy Luck Club"), there are also artistic touches that keep this movie from sticking to the roof of the mouth the way peanut butter does to Opal's pet. show more

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