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The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 9 August 2019 (USA)
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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

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Mark Bomback (screenplay by), Garth Stein (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Denny Swift
Amanda Seyfried ... Eve
Kevin Costner ... Enzo (voice)
Gary Cole ... Don Kitch
Kathy Baker ... Trish
Martin Donovan ... Maxwell
Lily Dodsworth-Evans ... Teenage Zoe
Ryan Kiera Armstrong ... Zoe
Al Sapienza ... Actor
Andres Joseph ... Tony
Karen Holness ... Doctor
McKinley Belcher III ... Mark Finn
Ian Lake ... Mike
Nakita Kohan ... Paralegal
Aliza Vellani ... Assistant
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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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,137,584, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$17,050,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,185,175
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Simple, yet sweet journey of self-discovery told through a unique perspective.
8 August 2019 | by Laurana_KananSee all my reviews

I hadn't read the book that it is based on, so only armed with the knowledge of a short synopsis, I really didn't know what to expect. It was actually quite good.

I thought listening to Kevin Costner drone on for a couple hours as a dog's inner monologue would be tedious, but the nuggets of wisdom peppered with the occasional witticism provided ample entertainment. I often felt like I was watching the "Thoughts of Dog" Twitter account played out in cinematic form. I absolutely loved both Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried in this. The daughter was also played especially well by Ryan Kiera Armstrong. The relationships between themselves and also with Eve's (Seyfried) parents was perhaps a bit banal at times, but overall was still believable and endearing - although I felt like hitting the dad with my car at several points.

Afterwards, I overheard several people tell the studio rep that they hadn't expected the movie to be a "tear-jerker", and the sobs coming from the gentleman seated next to me seemed to confirm that. However, I found the story to not be overly sorrowful or sad, but inspirational. A guide, if you will, for how to become an exemplary person shown through the filter of a dog's belief that by gaining this knowledge he'll be reincarnated as a human in his next life. (I know it sounds silly, but it was actually quite poignant.)


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