The movie, The Art of Racing in the Rain, is based on the 2008 best-selling novel by the same name that was written by Garth Stein. It was directed by Simon Curtis and written by Mark Bomback.
This movie is about a dog named Enzo, voiced by Kevin Costner. He was chosen as a puppy by Denny Swift, played by Milo Ventimiglia, who dreams of becoming a racecar driver. The story follows them as Denny marries and has a daughter. Denny’s wife, Eve, is played by Amanda Seyfried. Their daughter, Zoe, is played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong. The teenage Zoe is played by Lily Dodsworth-Evans.
The Art of Racing in the Rain will come out in theaters in the United States and Canada on August 9, 2019. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Like many films involving the lives of dogs, this is a touching story that is likely to bring tears. Enzo lives his life in the hopes that he will be reincarnated as a human being.
The Art of Racing in the Rain got mixed reviews. It received an aggregate score of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. Some reviews enjoyed the heartwarming sentimentality of the story. Others thought it was too predictable. Some had trouble with a dog whose highest aspiration was to become a human.
Will The Art of Racing in the Rain come to Netflix in the future?
It is not always possible to predict whether a film will come to Netflix after it finishes in the theaters. In this case, however, we can.
The Art of Racing in the Rain will not be coming to Netflix.
The reason for this is that The Art of Racing in the Rain is being distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In the streaming industry, the big news of the year is that Disney will be launching its own streaming service, Disney+. The date for the launch has been set for November 12, 2019. The service will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
Disney+ is setting itself up to be in direct competition with Netflix. For this reason, the days of watching Disney films on Netflix is coming to an end. It is likely that we will be seeing The Art of Racing in the Rain on Disney+ at some point in the future, but it will not be on Netflix.
Netflix does have some other shows about dogs that you might enjoy, however. Some of them are:
- The Stray – about a stray dog who comes into a family that is having difficulties.
- Benji – a Netflix film that is a reboot of the classic 1974 film of the same name.
- For the Love of Benji – this is the first sequel of the original Benji, and it tells the story of when Benji and his owners get separated in Greece.
- Benji: Off the Leash – this is a movie about Benji’s early days, and it is told from his point of view.
- White Fang – a Netflix film that is based on the classic novel by Jack London about a wolfdog that serves three very different masters.