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The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

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Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

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Simon Curtis

Writers:

Mark Bomback (screenplay by), Garth Stein (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Enzo (voice)
Milo Ventimiglia ... Denny
Jackie Minns Jackie Minns ... Mrs. Spangle
Marcus Hondro ... Mr. Spangle
Ian Lake ... Mike
Andres Joseph ... Tony
Gary Cole ... Don Kitch
Donald Heng ... Sean Wright
Peter Ciuffa ... Crew Chief
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Fox Sports Reporter
Amanda Seyfried ... Eve
Kathy Baker ... Trish
Martin Donovan ... Maxwell
Reva Dexter Reva Dexter ... Justice of the Peace
Kasia Machelak ... Midwife
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Storyline

Dog lovers believe their canine family members understand language, comprehend events, have opinions, exude loyalty. In "The Art of Racing In The Rain", wise old dog Enzo Swift shares thoughts about the life experiences which prepared him to protect his family in times of greatest need.

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Taglines:

Meet the Dog Who Will Show the World How to Be Human

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Art of Racing in the Rain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,137,584, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$26,395,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,766,787
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the original novel, Enzo is able to detect that Mike and Tony are life partners during the times in which Denny's absence finds him in their care. While both characters are retained in the film, all references to their sexual orientation has been completely omitted. See more »

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Enzo: He picked me out of a pile of pups, a tangled mass of paws and tails. He'd stopped at the farm on his way home from the speedway at Yakima. Even back then, I knew I was different than other dogs. My soul just felt more human.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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You Have Been Loved
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler), Cliff Jones and Peter John Vettese (as Peter Vettese)
Performed by Sia
Courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records Ltd.
By arrangement with Concord Music
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Poignant & funny. This movie is a gift.
8 August 2019 | by karen-heffernanSee all my reviews

My thoughts:

The Art of Racing in the Rain is beautifully and sensitively directed by Simon Curtis, who deftly orchestrates the poignant moments with humor.

Milo Ventimiglia's "This is Us" fans will recognize and love his Denny Swift; he was perfectly cast in this role.

I especially love how the movie showed the evolution of Eve & Enzo's relationship.

Kevin Costner is not the first person I'd think of to be the inner voice of a dog, but he does a great job.

This movie is a gift to anyone who's ever owned or loved a dog.


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