We decided last night to watch a movie on Pay Per View after Alyssa went to bed. The choices were mostly the kinds of movies that we don’t enjoy, so we chose “Because of Winn-Dixie” – knowing basically that it was about a dog. It turned out to be about a whole lot more.
What a GREAT movie! Although its targeted audience is 9-10 year olds, we adults got a whole lot out of it. We appreciated that the producers did not feel the need to tuck in any profanity. The characters were eccentric and likeable and the story ranged from funny to sad to incredibly moving.
I immediately got online and ordered the DVD – and found that the movie is based on a book written in 2001 by the same title. I ordered it as well.