The story may be generic and offputtingly cloying, but the actors are doing their best to keep things engaging.
...a film aimed with lethal efficiency at your tear ducts like Chuck Norris putting his boot into your kidneys.
Anyone who cherishes a dog will be drawn into this story, and even the most hard-hearted will be moved by the dog's devotion and the grief of the humans around him.
Audiences for The Art of Racing in the Rain know who they are — animal-loving suckers whose lips tremble at the thought of a golden retriever acting human.
Enzo succeeds in making each of us acutely aware of our own rain, reminding us to embrace unpredictability and give the unknown the benefit of the doubt.