…I write a movie review of Because of Winn-Dixie. I don’t see anything wrong with a guy liking an innocent movie.
Winn-Dixie gets four and a half stars of five, in my opinion. The actors are all very competent, the dogs’ acting is well-scripted and executed, the script is written well, the various morals and underlying theme are sound, and the music–rather strange–is strangely enjoyable. There is a pleasant amount of humour, sadness, and anxiety, but not enough of any to overwhelm the senses. The plot is complex but not complicated, and all of the actors speak up and are easy to understand.
However, the plot was underutilized; many of the sundry plot-strands were not tied up in the end. If I could have one wish about this movie, it would be to make it longer. It seemed to me, when I first saw the credits start scrolling at the end, that the introduction had just finished and the movie could finally get going…
In all, in short, I would recommend going out and seeing the movie if you haven’t. It has one curse word in it that I found, but nothing else. If you can’t stand a clean, sweet, innocent film, don’t waste your time on it; otherwise, this is a definite must-see.