The Art of Racing in the Rain – Budget of $18 – 20 million – 1 hour and 49 minutes
While driving to Seattle, Denny sees a sign for puppies and buys ones. He names it Enzo, after Ferrari’s car. Enzo knows he was meant to be Denny’s dog. Denny is a race car driver who teaches other drives on the side. Denny is known for being a driver who can race in the rain. He takes Enzo to the track while he races often. While Enzo loves Denny’s house, the race track feels like home to him. When they are not at the track, they are watching races on TV. Enzo loves it. He is happy with their family. Then, Denny meets Eve. Enzo tolerates her because he thinks their relationship is shortlived. She doesn’t understand racing and watches questionable TV shows. But realizes she is there for good after they get married. He still doesn’t understand why Denny loves Eve. Then, Eve becomes pregnant. This is the moment Enzo accepts Eve as his family. His life with Denny was his race track and Eve was his rain. When tragedy strikes, can Enzo keep Denny from swerving into a wall of pain? Enzo has a plan to keep him going for the next phase in life.
Based on The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, this movie captivates the true story of a dog (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It’s told through Enzo’s perspective, there are few scenes without him. With so many times Enzo wishes he could talk, the times he doesn’t will tear at your heart. You will cry, laugh, and cheer as Enzo makes decisions to help Denny. You will feel your angry rise when Denny has to fight for his family and Enzo has to fight for his life. And you will hurt as Enzo hurts. Don’t be surprised if you go home and hug your family, which includes your dog, tighter after seeing this movie.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
My soul just felt more human – Enzo
That’s a kid’s game. I have to be a grown-up now – Zoe
Hey Enzo, you don’t mind if I love him too – Eve
Excuse me, you’re son reminds me of a friend – Denny