Official Trailer: The Art of Racing in the Rain

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Dp2ufFO4QGg

Friend of GRM Garth Stein's awesome book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, is finally coming to the big screen, and this trailer just dropped. Here's how the studio describes it:

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. In Theaters August 9.

te72
te72 Reader
5/28/19 11:16 p.m.

It's been quite a few years since I've read any non-fiction books, but I always did hear good things about this one. Hopefully they'll do justice to the book!

pirate
pirate HalfDork
5/29/19 8:43 a.m.

I read the book and being a dog lover as well as a car enthusiast thought it was great. Passed the book around to friends and family members and they all liked it. Patrick Dempsey bought the movie rights to the book a long time ago. Looking forward to seeing the movie.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
5/29/19 9:36 a.m.

My family is excited.  A movie for the entire family   

Me: race car movie 

daughter: dog lover

wife: romance chick flick

 

Cooper_Tired
Cooper_Tired HalfDork
5/29/19 12:13 p.m.

One of my favorite books of the last few years. Happy to see it’s finally getting a movie. 

holdenga
holdenga New Reader
5/29/19 1:12 p.m.

I read this years ago and it was excellent.  Hope the movie does it justice.

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
5/29/19 1:24 p.m.

Haven't read the book (but now I will), but for those who have....assume the movie is kids-friendly? My girls love dogs and maybe if they see dogs with racecars, they'll like racecars too :D

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
5/29/19 1:32 p.m.
irish44j said:

Haven't read the book (but now I will), but for those who have....assume the movie is kids-friendly? My girls love dogs and maybe if they see dogs with racecars, they'll like racecars too :D

Well... I would not exactly say it's kid friendly.  There are two rather key adult themed issues throughout the book that have nothing to do with racing.  

And those two subjects will be interesting to see if they both make it.  One does, from what I can see in the trailer.

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
5/29/19 1:36 p.m.

This berking book had me bawling in the sauna at the gym (during my divorce), everybody must’ve been like wtf is this guy’s problem lol. 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
5/29/19 1:55 p.m.
alfadriver said:

Well... I would not exactly say it's kid friendly.  There are two rather key adult themed issues throughout the book that have nothing to do with racing.  

And those two subjects will be interesting to see if they both make it.  One does, from what I can see in the trailer.

Yep. They're so integrated into the plot that I'm not sure how they can skip them. One of them is a bit politically incorrect, these days, though.

pirate
pirate HalfDork
5/29/19 3:55 p.m.

The book can be an emotional roller coaster so I see no way the movie cannot be. It seems most movies can not capture the details of any book. Highly recommend reading the book before seeing the movie. Book is also available as an audio book if you have a long commute. It’s worth the time.

jharry3
jharry3 Reader
5/29/19 4:22 p.m.

That dog looks way too much like Old Yeller. 

No, I did not read "Racing in the Rain" but I did read "Old Yeller" and saw the movie. 

Not to mention both as well for  "Where the Red Fern Grows".       

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/29/19 5:45 p.m.

I want that on a bumper sticker: "Faster, Denny, faster. Just one more lap."

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
5/29/19 6:56 p.m.

What happened to Kevin Costner's voice?  He sounds like he's a hundred years old.

chandler
chandler PowerDork
5/29/19 7:44 p.m.
stuart in mn said:

What happened to Kevin Costner's voice?  He sounds like he's a hundred years old.

He is 100 years old.

 

edit: wth just happened to the forum as I posted that?!??

thedoc
thedoc Reader
5/30/19 8:37 a.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

There is a kids version of the book. My son came home talking about it and I freaked out.  Then I found out it had been edited.  He loved it.

camaroz1985
camaroz1985 HalfDork
5/30/19 12:24 p.m.

Loved the book.  Will be interesting to see how true the movie is to it.  My wife is going to read it before we see the movie and I will probably re-read it since it has been about 7 or 8 years.  Also, this is why we named our dog Enzo.  Was the only way I could get my wife to agree to a car related name ("It's from the book").  Of course we also have a cat named Clutch.

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