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. Resigned 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, a successful racecar driver
Amanda Seyfried
Avery "Eve" Swift, Denny's wife
Kathy Baker
Trish, Eve's mother
Kevin Costner
the voice of Enzo, Denny's dog
Martin Donovan
Maxwell, Eve's father
Gary Cole
Don Kitch, Denny's supervisor
McKinley Belcher III
Mark Finn, Denny's lawyer
Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Young Zoe Swift
Lily Dodsworth-Evans
17-Year-Old Zoë
Al Sapienza
Luca Pantoni, a representative of Ferrari
Jackie Minns
Mrs. Spangle
Marcus Hondro
Mr. Spangle
Ian Lake
Andres Joseph
Donald Heng
Sean Wright
Peter Ciuffa
Crew Chief
Matthew Kevin Anderson
Fox Sports Reporter
Reva Dexter
Justice of the Peace
Kasia Machelak
Nicole Anthony
Kacy Rink
3-Year-Old Zoë
Fernanda Alcantara
Dan Quinn
Ronald Patrick Thompson
Dad at Bus Stop
Brian Markinson
Mr. Ness
Leo Chiang
Patrick Roccas
Vaughn Johseph
Business News Presenter
Eli Gabay
Adam Lolacher
Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey
Teen Driver
Aliza Vellani
Vet's Assistant
Karen Holness
David Lewis
Judith Maxie
Paolo Gasparini
Italian Father
Giacomo Finn
Italian Boy
Giancarlo Fisichella
Giancarlo Fisichella
Old Enzo


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 6, 2019 (Poland), on September 27, 2019 (Turkey), on October 3, 2019 (Germany) and on December 4, 2019 (France) by 20th Century Studios, 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 - 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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