The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

DVD - 2019
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Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, this is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Through his bond with his owner Denny, an aspiring Formula One racecar driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life, his wife, Eve, their daughter Zoe, and his best friend, Enzo.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2019]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mar 21, 2021

The back of the DVD cover says 'funny and joyful for the whole family.' Disagree. It's quite sad for pretty much the entire movie. Some mature themes that might be a bit much for the younger viewer. Extremely sad at times. That being said, Enzo is a cool dog, and the ending is quite good, but if you watch this with your children, expect lots of tears.

Gina_Vee Jan 24, 2021

I'm not crying. You're crying.

Dec 06, 2020

have tissues ready....for joy and heartache ;)

Nov 30, 2020

If you are a fan of dogs you might like this. I'm not so I wish it could've just been a movie about the man, his wife and her parents and his daughter. I did not like Kevin Costner's voice for the narrative. It would've been more interesting if 3 voices, one by a child, one by a young man and one by an older man were used. Costner's voice was graveling and annoying. Despite the narrative by the dog I really liked the story.

Oct 29, 2020

Kind of a mawkish, sappy, predictable, melodramatic, did I say mawkish? with lots of weepy cliches and a beautiful cast.

Oct 06, 2020

What a delightful movie! Gave me all the feels and I did shed a tear or two while watching it with my two puppies on my lap. Also, made me laugh a great deal - gotta love humour through the eyes of a dog.

Aug 06, 2020

Everyone loves a good dog movie and bonus points if it can make you cry. This is definitely one of those tear jerking movies that really showcase the bond between a man and their dog, who also plays the role of their best friend. I loved Milo Ventimiglia in the show This is Us and it encouraged me to want to watch this film. My favourite character was either Enzo or Eve (Amanda Seyfried) as they have become my comfort characters and it’s reassuring to see them go through their ups and downs. I had watched this movie in theatres with a friend and when it was over we both walked out with puffy eyes and laughed at how much we cried while watching it. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone looking for a wholesome dog movie to watch with their family or friends. 5/5. @Rose of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I watched the movie The Art of Racing in the Rain. I liked Kevin Costner as the dog. I think he was the best person to play this role. My favorite part about this movie was love between Denny, Eve, Zoe, and Enzo. There were also sad parts in the movie like when Eve died, and then Denny fighting for Zoe to live with him. One person I didn't like was Maxwell. He was so annoying and rude. My favorite scenes we're when Trish told the truth at the court. I was so happy. The other scene I liked was near the end when Milo and Enzo went on a drive and they had a montage of his life and journey. I thought it was cute. One thing I would change is the beginning of the movie. I think everything happened too fast. I would recommend this to a friend if they are a dog lover but even if they want to watch a loving movie then this is the right film. I think they made this movie to show what dogs can bring to life even if they can't talk. They know everything and they are always there during happy and sad times. I rate this movie a 4/5. @doglover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 11, 2020

VERY GOOD 2019 film adaption of Garth Stein best seller.

ArapahoeMarcia Mar 24, 2020

This movie stole my heart. The canine performance by Enzo was fantastic and Kevin Costner's voice over was a great. I laughed and I cried. A great translation of the book.

Mar 18, 2020

I took off half of a star for the language.
Wanted to give it all 5.

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May 03, 2020

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Jan 25, 2020

I saw a documentary about Mongolia on TV once. In Mongolia, they believe that when a dog has finished living his lifetimes as a dog, his next incarnation will be as a man... I realize this would mean losing all my memories, my experiences.
But we can't have everything we want. Besides, the best drivers don't dwell on the future or the past. The best drivers focus only on the present.
Well... most drivers are afraid of the rain, because it's an unpredictable element. They're forced to react to it. And if they're reacting at speed...
then they're probably too late, so they should be afraid of it.
There's no dishonor in losing the race, there's only dishonor in not racing
because you're afraid to lose.
Senna died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had learned what it came here to learn. And I knew that
if I had already learned what I was meant to... I too would be gone.


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