Movie Feel Good Review – Because of Winn Dixie (2005)

Movie Feel Good Review – This fun for the whole family, heartwarming movie is worthy of multiple viewings.

It all starts when ten year old Opal (AnnaSophia Robb) goes shopping at the local Winn-Dixie store. An unclaimed mutt seems to raise havoc in the store when nobody can catch her to take her outside.

When there’s a threat to take the lovable mutt to the pound, Opal thinks quickly and says it belongs to her. She takes a quick look around for name ideas and abruptly names the dog Winn-Dixie.

After taking Winn-Dixie to her trailer park home, Opal convinces her preacher father (Jeff Daniels) to keep the stray for "just a little while". However, the trailer park owner doesn’t like Winn-Dixie either. So he orders the father to get rid of the dog.

There is a series of adventures while Opal follows her pet around town and meets people she would have met otherwise.

She befriends a lonely librarian who would otherwise be alone with her books.

Winn-Dixie leads Opal to meet a wise blind woman in a seemingly abandoned property.

Opal takes up work in a pet store to earn a collar for her beloved dog. That’s where Opal meets a musician / ex-con who has an interesting story of his own.

The loving connections continue as Opal and Winn-Dixie spread joy throughout the small town.

This lovable film shows us that life can turn out just fine when we follow our heart rather than our head.

You might want to check out the movie trailer below.



Movie Feel Good Review: An uplifting film that’s fun for the whole family.

[rating:4.5/5]