When I saw the previews for The Art of Racing in the Rain, I knew it would tug on my heart strings. After all, it is a story about a cute dog. So, when I was invited to attend the screening for the film, I wasn’t going to go through this emotional roller coaster by myself, so I invited 3 of my favorite ladies to join me. I knew that they would want to see the movie, especially because two of them are dog owners but I had no idea the 2 that have dogs would cry as much as they did, LOL.

Ladies sitting in a movie theater

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautiful love story between Enzo and his human family. Their love for each other is at the heart of the story and helps them get through life, during the good times and the bad. The great thing is that it is totally appropriate for kids. In fact, there are a few lessons to be learned from watching the movie.

5 Things You Can Learn From The Art of Racing in the Rain:

  • There is no dishonor in not winning but there is dishonor in letting fear stop you.
  • No matter what weather conditions are thrown at you (both off and on the track), keep racing.
  • It is so important to have someone by your side that believes in you and encourages you to follow your dreams.
  • Don’t give up on the things or people that are important to you.
  • A dog truly is man’s best friend.

Animal lover or not, you will be moved by this movie. The Art of Racing in the Rain is officially in theaters!

The Art of Racing in the Rain Synopsis

movie poster with a dog in a car

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life – his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.