Because of Winn-Dixie


Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)


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


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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
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Critic Reviews for Because of Winn-Dixie

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (33)

If they let the dog go I think we'd have a better movie.

Feb 22, 2005

An unhomogenized combination of formulaic family entertainment and cornpone Southern fable.

Feb 19, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4

Sincere rather than cynical.

Feb 18, 2005 | Full Review…

Fans of DiCamillo's book should be pleased with how Wang has faithfully preserved the novel's clear-eyed depiction of both pain and joy.

Feb 18, 2005 | Full Review…

A whimsical family film about longing and belonging told with gentle humanity.

Feb 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
Top Critic

This is a so-so story that's told incorrectly.

Feb 18, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Because of Winn-Dixie


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 bruhns
erika bruhns

Super Reviewer


Rather surprising, didn't think I'd like it much, but had to watch it since it has 'Winn-Dixie' in the title, and that's my favorite grocery store.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Good family-movie, worth watching.

Bobby Hobbs
Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer


Pretty darn cute little film.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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