The movie is an adaptation of the novel with the same name by author and film producer- Garth Stein, and was a New York Time best seller for 156 weeks. The story is experienced from the point of view of Enzo, who is Denny Swift’s dog, a Labrador-terrier mix. Denny is a Formula-1 race car driver for Seattle BMW dealership. Enzo (Voiced by Kevin Costner)believes that if a dog is “prepared”, he will be reincarnated as a human in his next life so he spends most of his time learning from the television, observing other humans around him and gather lessons from his greatest passion, race car driving- and connecting them to life. Enzo grows with Denny (MiloVentimiglia) and watches him getting married to Avery “Eve” (Amanda Seyfred), their daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) being born and then development of cancer in Eve, which only he could detect. Enzo plays an important role in the life of Denny throughout his ups and downs and his daughter’s custody.
This Simon Curtis directed and Patrick Dempsey, Neal H. Moritz, Tania Landau, Joannie Burstein produced, 2 hour comedy-drama is a heartwarming film which focuses on the mantra “that which you manifest is before you”. Other cast members include Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, McKinley Belcher III, Donald Heng, Martin Donovan and many more recognizable names. This is the first movie under 20th Century Fox being distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures since the procurement of the studio by Disney.
The movie touched hearts and won appreciation from the audience with a satisfactory box office collection. Day 1 was marked with a collection of $3 million and approximately $4 million on day 2. Also gaining a 69% rating from rotten tomatoes, the art of racing in the rain will be splash of freshness for those who consider their pets as a family member.
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