6.4/10
8,445
88 user 96 critic

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Trailer
2:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
4,489 ( 1,001)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

An American Girl Holiday (TV Movie 2004)
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Kenner Ames
Spy School (2008)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Doubting Thomas is the story of a twelve year old boy known for telling tall tales who overhears a plot to kidnap the President's daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.

Director: Mark Blutman
Stars: Forrest Landis, AnnaSophia Robb, Rider Strong
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack
Soul Surfer (2011)
Biography | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara
Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

Director: Gabor Csupo
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey
Shiloh (1996)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.

Director: Dale Rosenbloom
Stars: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.

Director: Bob Dolman
Stars: Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Adam Hicks
Hoot (2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Director: Wil Shriner
Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson
My Dog Skip (2000)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director: Jay Russell
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane
Firehouse Dog (2007)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid to get the station back on its feet.

Director: Todd Holland
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bree Turner
Drama | Family | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Preacher
...
...
...
Courtney Jines ...
...
...
...
Marca Price ...
...
B.J. Hopper ...
Mr. Alfred
...
Store Manager
...
Policeman
William Arthur Pitts ...
Churchgoer 1
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dzieki tobie, Winn-Dixie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$32,645,546 (USA) (17 June 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To make sure both dogs got on well with AnnaSophia Robb, who played Opal, she was brought in early to get acquainted with the dogs and give them treats. By the time shooting started, they considered her a "safe" area. See more »

Goofs

The "mouse" Winn Dixie catches during the church service is a rat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Opal: Safe!
See more »


Soundtracks

I've Gotta See You Smile
Written by Leigh Nash, John Keller and Danny Wilde
Performed by Leigh Nash
Produced by John Keller and Danny Wilde
Leigh Nash performs courtesy of Word Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Worthwhile movie
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, I want to dispel any rumors about this being a "sappy" movie. This movie is an adaptation of a well-known children's book, and should be judged as such. For those of us that want more from our entertainment than shoveling base garbage, it provides a nice change. This movie is in the same type of movie as an "Anne of Green Gables" or other juvenile movie. It has no nudity, profanity, nor did we see anybody sleeping with anybody. A nice change.

What a wonderful movie. The story is very similar to Pollyanna (at least in the girls ability to involve herself in the community). It has a very positive message, and there is not one thing that I would feel bad taking any of my children to see. As a matter of fact, they will all see it by the week's end. I haven't read the book, but my 13 year-old daughter has and told me how good it is. I will have to read it now. It was an engaging tale, and technically was very well done. The acting was good (some very talented actors were involved) and there was some very good film work. The moving clouds with the scene changes were a nice touch and the music was very appropriate. I know there has been a lot of talk in the media about Dave Matthews in this film, and he was a nice addition. His acting was OK, but his music was definitely a welcome addition. His guitar playing in various spots was warm and fit like your favorite chair.

There were a number of good messages throughout the movie. Some were very overt (the discussion between Gloria and Opal about judging someone on an event without knowing the whole story), and some were a little more below the surface (time moving on, bringing new challenges, and keep living). In case you don't get them, they usually give you a clue in the dialogue somewhere. It sure gave me lots of topics I could use to teach with my children. The most important theme is the primary theme for the movie. The truly important thing in life is the relationships we have with others. Opal demonstrated by becoming part of the lives of those Winn Dixie led her to.

This is one movie that will go on my video shelf (when it's not in the DVD player).


39 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how embarassing... jonah hex
the cencorship group behind 97% of fcc complaint recommends this movie haiduz
Dave Matthews pennywisepunk71
Movie as good as book? Tiabooboohead
What kind of dog is Winn Dixie? ghf23
OPAL HAS RED HAIR IN BOOK vampinitupgrl888
Discuss Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?