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Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

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

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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dzieki tobie, Winn-Dixie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Director Wayne Wang wanted to use Picardy Shepherds because he thought they looked similar to the depiction of Winn-Dixie on the book cover and would appear familiar to its readers. Dogs were brought from France when none were available in the U.S. (08:55 in the DVD commentary). See more »

Goofs

The rat used for the beginning of the church scene is male, it then switches to being a female rat and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Opal: Safe!
[she hears a church bell and rushes to get to church on her bike]
Opal: [narrating] In the beginning, when we moved to Naomi, it was just the preacher and me. Only sometimes - most of the time, really - it seemed like it was me alone. And then, one morning, the preacher sent me to the store for a box of macaroni and cheese, some white rice and two tomatoes. And after that, everything changed. But I'm getting ahead of myself. It's a good story. Let me tell it right.
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Sunrise
Written by Norah Jones and Lee Alexander
Performed by Norah Jones
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a divsion of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Great family movie
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie starts a little slow, I only went to see it because Dave Matthews is in it...it starts slow yes, but it has it's moments, good moments, funny moments. I think there are a lot of lessons in this movie and that makes it a great movie to go see with the kids...only one or two cuss words, not bad ones either!! I think if nothing else, the kids will enjoy the dog in this movie. I enjoyed seeing the dog because his actions reminded me of my own puppy. I can't wait to see other Annasohpia Robb movies.. she's a good little actress and adorable, very adorable...Dave was good too (I also liked him in "Where the Red FernGrows"). I've always enjoyed Jeff Daniels in movies and he didn't let me down in this one either.


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