A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.
Why can't we all have a dog as smart, lovable, and resourceful as this film's old trooper, named Enzo, after the founder of Ferrari... Plot in a nutshell: As he nears the end of his life, a wise Golden Retriever who is exceptionally human in soul reflects on the lessons he learned throughout his long life, and all the things he's experienced, and what will come after death. Comments: I think this must be my favorite modern movie. I'm usually writing reviews on the old classics, or the old obscure films, so this is unusual for me. But I was astounded after viewing this little treasure, to discover a modern movie that I would enjoy and give a high rating. Kevin Costner provides the voice of Enzo, and does it perfectly, giving the character warmth, intelligence, confidence, and a touch of humor. This is a great family movie, or for those who just like a good, warmhearted dog story. While I don't personally agree with the reincarnation theology presented here, it's a work of fiction anyways. And no movie ever ended with a better song for the end credits, so totally in keeping with the themes inherent in the film, Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain".