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April 27, 2006

Because of Winn-Dixie - 6

This is a family film about a girl with no friends, who takes in a stray dog and it changes her life. That is probably to simplistic and the film is better than this description. Opal, is a young girl who has just moved to a new town with her father, the local pastor of a church who meets in a convenience store. When she takes in a stray dog and names him Winn-Dixie, the dog helps her to make friends. In this way a community of disconnected and quirky people is formed. The film does well to deal with issues of loneliness, grief, and friendship that most children (and adults) will be able to identify with. Annasophia Robb, Jeff Daniels and Dave Matthews star.

1 comment:

Mrs. Inshnad said...

I love this movie and book
being a teacher, i suggest this to all teens and preteens