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Marley & Me (2008)

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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$143,151,473 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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Owen Wilson's real parents played his parents in the movie. His mom's biggest problem was remembering not to call him Owen. See more »

Goofs

The first outside shot of Debbie the dog sitters car shows a burgundy older model Volkswagen Cabriolet. When the car is shown through the window in the next shot it is now a newer model Volkswagen Cabriolet and a brighter color red. See more »

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Colleen: I made a picture of me and Marley, Mommy wrote what I said Dear Marley I'll never forget you forever and there's kisses and hugs
John Grogan: That's pretty, why don't you put it there
[on the blanket covering Marley]
Conor: Dear Marley I love you more than anything in the whole world, I hope you like heaven and have lots of things to chew on, your brother Connor Richard Grogan
John Grogan: That's a good one.
Jennifer Grogan: Patrick do you want to say something?
Patrick: No.
Jennifer Grogan: I want to give him something
[takes off her necklace, to John]
Jennifer Grogan: your Dad gave me ...
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Connections

Referenced in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Is Josh Free in Two Weeks? (2017) See more »

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Shiny Happy People
Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I love my dog more now
21 January 2009 | by (Mazatlan, Mexico) – See all my reviews

You know, minutes before going to the theater to see this movie I was getting dressed and my beagle was jumping all over me, biting me and I kept pushing her away. So I go to this movie and I just couldn't help it. I cried my eyes out. How true it is, that a dog doesn't care who you are, if you're rich or poor, if you're tall or short. He's always there for you. No matter what. And no matter how big the mess is, you'll still love him. It was great to see Owen Wilson playing a dramatic role. He did great in Behind Enemy Lines and he should play more roles like this. Jennifer Aniston was great too, she really delivered. Good film, funny and entertaining, excellent for the family. Don't forget to take your dog.


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