Because of Winn-Dixie

February 18th, 2005


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A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.1/10 (4,596 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Director: Wayne Wang

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint

A 10-year-old girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father, a preacher. While there, she adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. With her goofy pooch by her side, she meets an eclectic group of townspeople and rekindles an almost lost relationship with her father.

Writers: Kate DiCamillo, Joan Singleton

AnnaSophia Robb - Opal
Jeff Daniels - Preacher
Cicely Tyson - Gloria
Dave Matthews - Otis
Eva Marie Saint - Miss Franny
Courtney Jines - Amanda Wilkinson
Nick Price - Dunlap Dewberry
Luke Benward - Stevie Dewberry
Elle Fanning - Sweetie Pie Thomas
Marca Price - Mrs. Dewberry
Lenore Banks - Mrs. Detweller
B.J. Hopper - Mr. Alfred
John McConnell - Store Manager
Harland Williams - Policeman
William Arthur Pitts - Churchgoer 1

Taglines: Discover what happens when you go looking for a miracle and a miracle comes looking for you.


Official Website: 20th Century Fox |

Release Date: 18 February 2005

Filming Locations: Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,218,723 (USA) (20 February 2005) (3188 Screens)

Gross: $32,645,546 (USA) (19 June 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The last name of Opal and her dad, Buloni (mentioned in the dialog at 49:50 in the lunch meat joke), is shown on a sign to the left of the trailer door at 22:37 and elsewhere in the feature. In the scene from 10:45 to 11:03 where Winn-Dixie first arrives at the trailer, only the bottom edge of the sign is visible in the full frame version at 10:53 (when seen on a computer without "overscan" cropping) while in the wide screen version that edge is cropped from view.

Revealing mistakes: The rat used for the beginning of the church scene is male, it then switches to being a female rat and back again between shots.

[first lines]
Opal: Safe!

User Review

A Three Year Old's First Movie

Rating: 10/10

Today, I took my three year old to see her first movie. This, you must understand is a task, as you must always be careful about language and "mature" situations that so many people today see as normal.

I am not going to give a synopsis of the movie, as most of the other reviewers do. Go see the movie yourself. I will only say that both my daughter and myself were totally engrossed with this touching and well-played story. The characters were very enjoyable and I thought the actors did a fine job.

I noticed that everyone in the audience, children along with their parents had big smiles on their faces as we all got up to leave at the movie's end. I really enjoyed this movie, and so did my young daughter.