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Marley & Me (2008)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  25 December 2008 (USA)
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A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

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After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Their relationship wasn't going anywhere until one little thing tied it all together. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic material, some suggestive content and language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2008 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,367,586 (USA) (26 December 2008)

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£15,123,080 (UK) (24 April 2009)
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22 different dogs played Marley. See more »

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Towards the beginning in the movie Owen Wilson and Eric Dane are at the newspaper talking, Wilson takes his bag off twice - once before his boss tells him his assignment, and then again after. See more »

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Surprisingly Watchable
11 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Marley and Me", for what it's worth, is a true family film. The first half, with cute puppies and slap stick humor, will probably draw in the younger audiences, while the last half, a surprisingly substance filled story of a marriage growing past its prime, will appeal to the parents. The inevitable last bit will hit it home for everyone. Even teenagers. I know because I am one. That really is a 'family' film.

On a different note, what I was really impressed with in this film is Owen Wilson. I have never been too impressed with his work, he's tolerable, but that's about it. In this, however, he had a very heartfelt performance for what he was given. The last few scenes were among his most impressive work ever.

Give Marley and Me a try, if you're out with the whole family.


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