The Art of Racing in the Rain

Release Date: August 9th, 2019

PG |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life - his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.

Cast: Amanda Seyfried , Milo Ventimiglia , Gary Cole , Kevin Costner , Kathy Baker

Director: Simon Curtis

Genres: Comedy , Drama

Production Co: Original Film,Starbucks Entertainment,Universal Pictures,Fox 2000 Pictures,

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Caryn JamesThe Hollywood Reporter

    Shaped by a near-constant monologue from a golden retriever named Enzo, The Art of Racing in the Rain is watchable but flat, with only occasional flashes of wit and feeling. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Some heartfelt performances and an adorable dog aren’t quite enough to combat the sentimentality and contrivances that follow. show more

  • 37
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    This sentimental slog about the relationship between a friendly golden retriever and the growing family of a race car driver is, under director Simon Curtis’ no-nonsense stewardship, about as box-checked and rubber-stamped as mainstream entertainment gets. show more

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