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.


Simon Curtis


Mark Bomback (screenplay by), Garth Stein (based on the novel by)
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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 Kasia Machelak ... Midwife


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Kevin Costner and Amanda Seyfried have both starred in movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels. Costner was in Message in a bottle (1999) and Seyfried was in Dear John (2010). See more »


Enzo: Sometimes my life seems like it has been so long and so short at the same time. I feel as if I've lived for an eternity.
Denny: [enters the house] Yo, Enz?
Enzo: And yet it's as if no time has passed at all.
Denny: [notices Enzo lying on the floor] Enzo?
Enzo: I hear the worry in his voice.
Denny: What happened pal? Oh, Enz.
Enzo: I can smell the day on him. Motor oil and gasoline and roast chicken.
Denny: Can you get up, bud?
Enzo: I saw a documentary about Mongolia on TV once.
Denny: [steps over Enzo and bends to rub hin] Oh... Okay.
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Septiembre 2019 (2019) See more »


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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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Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,137,584, 11 August 2019

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Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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