The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Simon Curtis.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Monday, May 20, 2019 released the trailer:
The Art of Racing in the Rain | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

In Seattle, Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner), an old Golden Retriever, is dying. He is waiting for Denny (Milo Ventimiglia), his master and best friend to return home. Denny arrives but finds Enzo unable to move, as Enzo begins to narrate his life. Years prior, Denny decides to purchase a puppy and immediately bonds with Enzo. Denny divides his time between teaching auto racing and caring for Enzo, while also pursuing a career as a race driver. A year later, Denny meets Eve (Amanda Seyfried) while grocery shopping and the two begin to date. Denny and Eve are eventually married much to the dismay of Eve's parents, Maxwell (Martin Donovan) and Trish (Kathy Baker), who do not approve of Denny's career choice. Eve soon discovers that she is pregnant while Denny receives an invitation to an important endurance race in Daytona with Team Penske, which takes place close to Eve's due date. She later gives birth to a daughter named Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), with Denny unable to attend the birth. A few years pass and family life is idyllic for Enzo, while Denny spends prolonged periods away from home to race. Eve begins to fall seriously ill and Enzo can smell a distressing 'rotting wood' odour coming from her head. She is diagnosed with brain cancer and lives with her parents while receiving treatment. Consigned to her fate, Eve admits to Enzo that she is no longer afraid of death and passes away while he watches on. Maxwell, who blames Denny's absence for Eve's illness, demands custody of Zoe and threatens to sue if Denny does not comply. Furious, Denny attempts to leave before being grabbed by Maxwell, who falls and breaks a rib in the resulting scuffle. Seeing the opportunity to take the upper hand in the case, Maxwell reports the incident to the police and Denny is arrested for 4th-degree assault, causing him to lose custody of Zoe for an initial 90 days. If he loses the case, Denny faces losing custody of his daughter permanently, plus a 3-month jail sentence.


Milo Ventimiglia
Denny Swift
Amanda Seyfried
Kathy Baker
Kevin Costner
Enzo (voice)
Martin Donovan
Gary Cole
Don Kitch
McKinley Belcher III
Mark Finn
Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Lily Dodsworth-Evans
Teenage Zoe
Karen Holness
Al Sapienza
Luca Pantoni
Aliza Vellani
Ian Lake
Andres Joseph
Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey
Teen Driver
Elizabeth Bowen
Nicole Anthony
Nakita Kohan
Donald Heng
Sean Rey
Patrick Roccas
Officer #2
Peter Ciuffa
Crew Chief
Eli Gabay
Student #1
Ian Hawes
Cafe Patron
Leo Chiang
Officer #1
Adam Lolacher
Student #2
Aias Dalman
Friend of Zoë
Marcus Hondro
Mr. Spangle
Gianpiero Cognoli
F1 Commentator
Fernanda Alcantara
Tashia Wong
Cafe Patron & Racing Fan
Jim Pagiamtzis
Irakli Lomaia
Cafe Patron
Kacy Rink
Zoe at 3 Years Old
Kasia Machelak


Principal photography began on May 9, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The film The Art of Racing in the Rain was scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom), on September 27, 2019 (Turkey) and on October 3, 2019 (Germany) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Press Play Pictures and Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $18 million or $50 million, the film grossed over $33.8 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.


The Art of Racing in the Rain got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Wikipedia: The Art of Racing in the Rain (film)

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