The Art of Racing in the Rain certainly isn’t cinematic gold. In fact in many ways it feels more in a matinee TV slot than on a cinema screen. But it also never tries to hide what it is, embracing its sentimentality and melodrama at every turn. While sweeping you up in a tale that more sugary than the coke you brought going into the screening. And I for one will give it some credit for achieving its core purpose beautifully.