Because of Winn-Dixie
This is the heartwarming “tail”
of a girl and the four-legged friend who changes her life. When a little girl
named Opal and her preacher father (Jeff Daniels) move to a small southern town,
she adopts a scruffy, fun-loving pooch named Winn-Dixie. The special bond
between them opens the doors for her to make new friends and heal some old
wounds in her relationship with her father.
I love the reality in the
relationship between Opal and her father. Both of them carry a deep hurt that
can only be healed through the raw reality of relationship. It shows how wounds
can be ever so present and impact our actions and emotions while religion serves
only as a mask for those wounds to hide behind. It also gives us a brief but
brutally honest look at some of inner turmoil some pastors’ wives deal with.