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Marley & Me

A 2008 movie starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston

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An incorrigible yet adorable dog that steals the show

  • Jan 12, 2009
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Marley and me is based on the best selling book by John Grogan about a golden lab he purchased to try and fill the need his wife feels for having a baby. The star are Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston...but the real star of the show is Marley...named after the legendary artist Bob Marley. From the moment they get Marley, the world's worst dog, his incorrigible behavior becomes apparent. His first night with his new family and Marley destroys the garage...his master's bedroom...and part of the car. Of course, all this is merely a precursor of what's to come. Discipline never plays a role in Marley's life as his owners see him as the baby and allow him to get away with everything. When Marley reaches adulthood they finally try to discipline him by taking him to a dog training school...let me just say Marley ends up humping the teacher.

Eventually Jen gets pregnant...and now she and John are parents of more than one child. Their relationship starts to strain and the dog is not helping by constantly destroying things in the house and barking...this of course keeps the baby from sleeping. Soon after, John becomes a columnist and begins writing the misadventures of Marley...and soon life changes for the better. I will stop there as I don't want to spoil the film for anyone...but I will add a warning...this film isn't exactly appropriate for younger viewers. Nothing too graphic, but definitely scenes that don't belong in a PG film about an adorable dog that will capture your heart.
Film based on John Grogan's best selling book

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January 13, 2009
I haven't read the book...but would recommend the movie. From the moment Marley is introduced he captures the viewer. Both leads also do a great job playing Marley's owners...and convey why he is the world's worst dog.
 
January 12, 2009
Did you read the book first? I really want to see this, but when I saw clips of this on Oprah and of the dog running around I got really stressed out. It was cute, but stressful! haha, I definitely need to see this though.
 
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review by . November 29, 2009
Marley And Me
   I was skeptical that 'Marley & Me' would be a horribly sappy story with an overly cute dog and no plot whatsoever.  Well, I wound out watching it when I was sick and nothing else was on, and I was so very wrong about it.  I was smitten – overwhelmed – by how good the movie is.  Yes, it's sappy in places, but it's still a great movie.  There's both comedy and tragedy, and some surprisingly good acting even from the normally amateurish Jennifer Aniston.  …
review by . October 15, 2009
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I'm not afraid to admit that I get emotional during movies.  Having said that, it takes a really well written film to get me in that kind of state of mind.  While Marley & Me is a comedy drama for most of the film, it has moments of real emotion, dealing with real life issues like buying a house and having kids.  Marley & Me is a film that I think every human being can relate to, whether that means with dealing with your troublesome dog or getting pregnant at a time that …
Quick Tip by . January 10, 2010
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I love this movie, it is funny, realistic, and sad all at the same time - just like life. Highly recommend it!
Quick Tip by . October 13, 2009
A great tearjerking film, Marley and Me is a film for everyone. Makes me want a Dog even more!
review by . April 14, 2009
Just goes to show you....on Sunday I swore to a whole room full of people that I'd never watch Marley and Me.       Why? Multiple reasons. A) I can not handle pets in jeopardy scenes. I won't watch Old Yeller, I cried over the promo clip for 8 Below, my mom always thought Lassie was my favorite show, but I always watched with my little heart in my throat and sweat glistening my brow. B) I'm sentimental and a sucker for anything that is designed to play my heartstrings. I've cried …
review by . December 26, 2008
Marley & Me Movie
Let's face it, there are times when a movie studio can mess up a perfectly fine book. Who hasn't left a theater grumbling about what Hollywood has done to one of their favorite reads? That's certainly not the case with Marley & Me - it's a wonderful book and as directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada), it's a wonderful movie.     The casting could not have been better. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston are perfect as John & Jenny Grogan, a young couple, both newspaper …
review by . February 06, 2009
Honestly, I didn't expect much from this film going in. I mentally prepared myself for yet another cutesy animal movie complete with over the top performances and a gaping hole where a plot should be. It didn't take long for me to realize just how wrong I was.      The film's biggest surprise for me was Owen Wilson's performance. I've always been a big fan of Wilson's humor and the unorthodox demeanor he brings to each character. He is a funny dude and that's all I've ever expected …
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Marley & Me is a 2008 American dramedy film directed by David Frankel. The screenplay by Scott Frank and Don Roos is based on the memoir of the same title by John Grogan. The film was released in the United States and Canada on December 25, 2008 and set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever with $14.75 million in ticket sales.

Studio: Tcfhe Release Date: 03/31/2009 Run time: 110 minutes Rating: Pg
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Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
Runtime: 115 minutes
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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