• Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Because of Winn-Dixie

Release Date: February 18th, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2005

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: Children , Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Winn Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Emotional, 2000s, Quest, Friendship, Small town, Friend, Father, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter DebrugePremiere

    Most likely chosen for its shaggy-dog looks, Winn-Dixie is actually a great deal more special than you'd expect, a fitting analogy for a film no parent should be too quick to dismiss. show more

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    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

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