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Because of Winn-Dixie

The movie Because of Winn-Dixie was based on the book Because of Winn-Dixie.

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Movie details for Because of Winn-Dixie

The movie was released in 2005 and directed by Wayne Wang, who also directed Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) and Anywhere But Here (1999). Because of Winn-Dixie was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint, Courtney Jines, Nick Price (II), Luke Benward, Elle Fanning, Marca Price, Lenore Banks, B.J. Hopper, John McConnell, Harland Williams, William Arthur Pitts, Enid Trotiner, Charles A. Daigle, Clarice H. Gauthreaux, Guy G. Gauthreaux and Julia LaShae.

 

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Some people think "family entertainment" is an oxymoron, but even they might enjoy Because of Winn-Dixie. This straightforward story of a girl and her dog is simple without being simplistic, heartfelt without being sappy, and thoughtful without being pond... Read More
Some people think "family entertainment" is an oxymoron, but even they might enjoy Because of Winn-Dixie. This straightforward story of a girl and her dog is simple without being simplistic, heartfelt without being sappy, and thoughtful without being ponderous. Opal (Annasophia Robb, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who manages the near-impossible feat of being cute without being cutesy) can't make any friends in the small town of Naomi until she hooks up with a dog that's running loose in a supermarket. She spontaneously names him after the store and soon the dog is leading her into unexpected places--a pet store, where she meets an awkward musician (Dave Matthews); a library, where she meets a librarian with as many stories as books (Eva Marie Saint); and into a house shrouded with underbrush, where she meets a blind old woman who sees with her heart (Cicely Tyson). This could have been sentimental glop, but director Wayne Wang (Smoke, The Joy Luck Club) and a restrained script draw honest emotions from the actors and an eerie beauty from the Florida landscape; this one of the few family movies that captures the childhood sense that everyday life can be mystical. Also starring Jeff Daniels (The Purple Rose of Cairo, Something Wild) as Opal's minister father. --Bret Fetzer

Book details for Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie was written by Kate DiCamillo. The book was published in 2000 by Scholastic. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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A story of friendship, community and fellowship, of sweetness, sorrow and hope. A gem.
A story of friendship, community and fellowship, of sweetness, sorrow and hope. A gem.