Kid reviews for Because of Winn-Dixie

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Common Sense says

age 8+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 37 reviews

age 8+

Great sit down family movie with good values.

I love this movie, its one of my childhood favs! despite the other reviews it is a good movie for great role models, also their isn't much cussing which is great. 10/10.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

Technically 2/5 quality… but heed the “don’t bother” part.

This movie lacks a plot or interesting characters. I’ve never read the book, but I definitely don’t want to, now… The story follows a Southern girl named Opal who lives in a small neighborhood, that lacks other children for her to play with. Her mother left them, and her dad is a pastor. (FYI, Christianity is portrayed as strict and routinely). She discovers a dog (who she names after a grocery store) and goes on adventures around the neighborhood, randomly befriending a bunch of people. That’s the story. Opal is the definition of a Mary-Sue: Her personality never changes, she never goes through any difficult scenarios, and she barely learns anything new… And neither do the people around her. The acting is really odd, and the script is even worse. (On a positive note, Otis is played by Dave Matthews, one of my favorite musicians. HIS performance was decent, at least…) Cinematography/Visuals: 2/5 Special Effects: 0/5 Acting: 2/5 Dialogue: 1/5 World-Building: 2/5 Humorous Moments: 2/5 Emotional Moments: 2/5 Soundtrack: 1/5 (contains my least favorite song, “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis)
age 2+

Horrible movie

Absolutely horrible and boring don't even waste your time on the horrible movie. Hate it so much! sadly i cant give it 0 stars. I hope this movie gets taken down everything about it is bad and boringgggg. don't waste ur time kids

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 6+

I loved it!

It’s very family friendly! Though it does have some sad stuff like her mom left and they try to take her dog away, drinking is discussed and drinking there is a lot of consumerism but that’s all! I think that it’s perfect for family movie night! There’s a book too so you could read that first!

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

Emotional story is sad in parts

Really good adaptation of book with some sad and upsetting scenes, Winn Dixie runs away and every one gets sad, opal finds out her mother left her. Also some offensive language like Retard, hag and loser. But this a up lifting film with great messages and role models.

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Too much swearing
age 8+

Movie, not daughter, was disrespectful to father

I read the book first, and frankly, I don't remember much of either. What I do remember is that however good a character Winn-Dixie was portrayed as in the movie, the movie still made her a worse character than in the book. In fact, EVERY character was made worse! And her preacher father's sermons were something that the movie said were to be mocked. Basically, they made him seem completely clueless about his daughter because he was a preacher. That's not how the book was. Both the book and Opal were respectful to her father's occupation, with the only bad thing about it being that he was busy most of the time. Every good message that was in here came out of the book. And unless you really don't like reading, you're better off reading than watching. Still, it wasn't a bad movie... it just certainly wasn't great!
age 7+

Some sad stuff.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 3+

Pretty good

If i had to be honest, this movie looked and felt a bit bland, but it still had heart. It wasnt drilled right into it like some modern movies these days. Instead it deals with real life problems drug use and overdosing. I think really need more movies like these. The talk about drugs was told well and actually gave a good message on what happens when you overdose. Overall, not the best movie put there, but its worth your buck to go give it a look. Not too fast paced, a bit slow paced, but overall, a good movie
age 6+
Who doesn't love cute puppies. Funny stuff for the kids. But this should NOT be Rated PG. In fact out of all movies it should be Rated G. Besides it Ok. [G] (6+)

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Great messages
age 6+

Review of Winn-Dixie

This was a great movie, but I can't tell you the plot. I watched it. Opal is a great role model for people who are orphans.

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Great messages
Great role models