This 2005 film starts with 10-year-old India Opal Buloni [AnnaSophia Robb], abandoned by her mother at the age of three, who has just moved to a small town with her preacher father. She encounters a mischievous scruffy dog and, claiming the stray as her own names it Winn-Dixie after the local supermarket.
The film follows India as she wanders aimlessly from one encounter to another, but because of the dogs antics, the young girl soon gets to make new friends with people in the community. Youngsters will see lots of animal antics that will make them laugh and parents will get a film where a young girl and her dog brings a fractured community together.
The single disc is somewhat low volume and features are sparse. Language [basically English with subtitles on/off], scene selection [behind the scenes, gag reel, training winn Dixie, fox.co [realeases/self publicity]. The film itself is full of over the top sentimentalism, but AnnaSophia Robb portrays her role perfectly. This is classic Sunday afternoon viewing and definitely a film that grandparents can watch with the grandchildren without fear. A ***** feel-good family film.