Because of Winn-Dixie

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.

PG 2005 85 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 37 reviews

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Why?

NIce! its really good, i watched it! But there is some swearing.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

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