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BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE                                                                                                                                                                    


Because of Winn-Dixie


Rating: G



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.


Loren’s Review

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.