Because of Winn-Dixie


Because of Winn-Dixie

Critics Consensus

An old-fashioned, if bland, adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's novel.



Total Count: 121


Audience Score

User Ratings: 42,135
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Movie Info

A lonely young girl named Opal adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie (for the supermarket where she found him). The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

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Jeff Daniels
as Preacher
Eva Marie Saint
as Miss Franny
Courtney Jines
as Amanda Wilkinson
Nick Price
as Dunlap Dewberry
Luke Benward
as Stevie Dewberry
Elle Fanning
as Sweetie Pie Thomas
Marca Price
as Mrs. Dewberry
B.J. Hopper
as Mr. Alfred
John McConnell
as Store Manager
Lenore Banks
as Mrs. Detweller
William Pitts
as Churchgoer 1
Enid Trotiner
as Churchgoer 2
Charles A. Daigle
as Churchgoer 3
Guy G. Gauthreaux
as Churchgoer 5
Julia LaShae
as SPCA Officer
Darrell Jupiter
as SPCA Officer
Lara Grice
as Opal's Mom
Becca Lish
as Gertrude the Parrot (Voice)
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Critic Reviews for Because of Winn-Dixie

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (66) | Rotten (55)

Audience Reviews for Because of Winn-Dixie

  • Dec 20, 2011
    it's a good dog movie with obviously it's flaws, but i read the book and when i watched the movie, it was actually pretty decent, it's funny and harmless. B-
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2011
    Tries too hard to be a light-hearted combo of Old Yeller and Air Bud, yet comforts with typical southern hospitality.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2010
    I read the book and the film is as good as the good. The film really follows the book's plot. Also the film has some really good acting in it.this is one of the best dog films ever made.
    erika b Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2010
    The lead girl is great at keeping the story interesting and letting everything flow. This movie fills me with happiness even though it features much melancholy. Everyone in the movie is amazing. It is a heartwarming movie. Overall Rating:76
    Bradley J Super Reviewer

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