The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Simon Curtis
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 14 out of 113 found boring (12.38%)

One-line Reviews (35)

Enzo is easily one of the best dogs in film, and that's worth watching.

In this time of snarkiness, Twitter wars and general miserableness between people, in walks a movie brimming with decency yet splendidly entertaining.

We took our daughter to this movie and were prepared to yawn thru it for her sake.

Depressing really off pointless.

This film also feels at times very pretentious especially when it comes to Enzo's inner monologue where he relates everything in life to racing and rain, thus the title of the film.

His gruff voice and sometimes very bland delivery put me to sleep rather than made me interested in this dog.

What the film feels like is a sequence of events that may work perfectly fine in isolation, but when pieced together the end result is a rushed narrative with dull, undeveloped characters and plotlines that have been executed far more efficiently in better films.

As for me it was just empty and something I feel like I had already seen.

No matter how I told my crying self to stop, that there were 100 people around each set, filming, dollying, gripping, lighting, producers, Yada Yada.


So Robbie K back with a 4th review this week on the latest book turned movie as I look into:Movie: Art Of Racing In The Rain (2019)Director: Simon Curtis Writers: Mark Bomback (screenplay by), Garth Stein (novel) Stars: Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried LIKES:The Cars The Acting The Musical Effects The Dog HimselfDISLIKES:The Pace The Dragged-Out Components The Depressing AtmosphereTo quote my friend Austin, the title sort of gives you an idea of what to expect with this film.

I highly recommend it.

Very predictable

A Cure For Insomnia .

Rather than have the dog make an empty assertion similar to ones humans make which lead these ideas being so popular in the first place.

It is worth watching for sure.

We were in the dogs head an interesting perspective but just way too contrived to sustain a long movie.

Really enjoyed it, Enzo is great!

This lengthy 109 min film is a waste of emotions and time, a far cry from A DOG'S PURPOSE and A DOG's JOURNEY.

Predictable garbage.

It has love, laughter, intense moments, sad moments and everything in between to make this movie great!!!!

The art of racing in the rain was not just a cute dog and family movie which in the most part it was, but i loved the racing element, There was plenty of scenes of denny racing that were very entertaining, and there was some beautiful cars shown during the film.

My son wanted to watch this movie after he read the book and enjoyed it.

Save your money.

Jammed with a few too many terrible and trite racing metaphors for life, and predictable from the very first moment.

He had a very long and exciting life with me as well.

It feels heavy handed as the film tries to elevate itself over other dog movies, but ends up feeling empty.

Good acting and entertaining.

Good performances being one of them, but the film feels so cliche and self serious and heavy handed at times and ends up not being very entertaining.

2, the whole plot was entirely predictable and the dog mostly describes what we were seeing the thoughts didn't add anything.

The ending promises a hopeful future but the emotions will linger as you leave the theater.

Beautiful golden retriever stands out in very uneven, tragic, and predictable film .

Was very disappointed because (A) it was a formulaic, obvious, Hallmark tearjerker story and (B) Milo Ventimiglia couldn't act if his life depended on it.

All of the characters are one dimensional and predictable.

It's well worth watching.