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Because Of Winn-Dixie
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 99 (Aug 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint & AnnaSophia Robb

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features on the widescreen side include commentary by actor Jeff Daniels and producer Trevor Albert, a two-minute gag reel, a four-minute featurette "Diamond In The Ruff," and an Inside Look at Ige Age 2. The fullscreen side gives you upfront ads, scene specific commentary by actor AnnaSophia Robb, a four-minute featurette "Behind The Scenes With Winn-Dixie," and the music soundtrack promo. An upfront anti-piracy ad appears on both sides of the disc.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2228971
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/09/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wayne Wang
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Because Of Winn-Dixie" young Opal (Robb) isn't as lonely as she used to be. Longing for a friend after moving to the small town of Naomi with her preacher father (Daniels), Opal rescues the mutt from the local grocery store. Convincing her dad to let her keep him isn't easy, especially with the grouchy landlord demanding that the dog leave. But for as much trouble as Winn-Dixie causes, he brings that much more joy to the lives he touches and helps Opal make friends in unexpected places. Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a nicely balanced color scheme and images that are sharp and detailed. However, there is a gritty, edgy appearance to the picture with bothersome edge enhancement noticed. Overall, this picture is generally mediocre. (Suzanne Hodges)

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