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Still shot from the movie: Because Of Winn Dixie.

Because Of Winn Dixie

When Opal Buloni (Annasophia Robb) moves to Naomi, Florida, she asks God for two things: to find friends in her new home and to see her estranged Mama once again. Her prayer is answered in the form of a big, hairy, stinky dog -- who has a nose for finding lost souls and a heart for healing them. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 17 Feb 2005
Video Release: 08 Aug 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

Man’s best friend plays a vital role in the life of another lonely child in the movie My Dog Skip. Although Annasophia Robb is a newcomer to the silver screen, some of the other actors are veterans. Look for Eva Marie Saint in North By Northwest, and On The Waterfront, while Cicely Tyson appears in Roots.

Home Video Extra Features

Because of Winn Dixie releases to Blu-ray on March 22, 2011, with the following extras:

- Commentary by Actor Jeff Daniels and Producer Trevor Albert

- Scene-Specific Commentary by Actor Anna Sophia Robb

- Diamond in the Ruff

- Behind the Scenes with Winn-Dixie

- Gag Reel

- Music Soundtrack Promo.

DVD Release Date: 9 August 2005
Because you might want to know more about Winn-Dixie, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment offers the following extras on the DVD release of this movie: a look behind-the-scenes, a gag reel, a full-length audio commentary by actor Jeff Daniels and producer Trevor Albert, and an opportunity to hear Anna Sophia Rabb’s thoughts about select scenes. For those who have wondered how you get a dog roll over and play a character, you’ll learn all the tricks in the featurette, Diamond in the Ruff. This popular pup can be seen in full or wide screen, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English), and Dolby Surround (French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English and Spanish.

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