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Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

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A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

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A 10-year-old girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father, a preacher. While there, she adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. With her goofy pooch by her side, she meets an eclectic group of townspeople and rekindles an almost lost relationship with her father. Written by Anonymous

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dog | girl | florida | small town | 10 year old | See more »

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Discover what happens when you go looking for a miracle and a miracle comes looking for you.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Because of Winn-Dixie  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,218,723 (USA) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$32,645,546 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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The film's mouse was played by a rat. The choice was made carefully because while a mouse would have been preferable, rats are much easier to train. See more »

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In the scene where Opal brings Winn-Dixie into the church, when she gets up from her seat to get Winn-Dixie, there is a Bible and a purse on the chair beside her. After she returns from getting Winn-Dixie, there is somebody sitting in the seat beside her holding the Bible while the purse is on the floor between the two chairs. See more »

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Great movie for the whole family
23 February 2005 | by (Peaks Island, Maine) – See all my reviews

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 actual memorable film. My advice is, if you're looking for a great family film, to see Because of Winn-Dixie.


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