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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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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,367,586, 28 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$143,153,751, 30 April 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,082,376, 3 May 2009
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Trivia

Owen Wilson's real-life parents played his parents in the movie. His mother's biggest problem was remembering not to call him Owen. See more »

Goofs

After John picks up Jen from the airport and Marley destroys the garage, Jen is petting Marley and calls him Miley not Marley. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Grogan: You're part of the plan.
John Grogan: Oh yeah?
Jennifer Grogan: My plan... Step 1: Meet an incredibly sweet, smart, sexy man.
John Grogan: Done. Step 2?
Jennifer Grogan: Marry you instead.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written by Richard Ashcroft (as Richard Paul Ashcroft)
Performed by The Verve
Courtesy of Big Life Management obo On Your Own Records/EMI Records Ltd.
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Great movie
1 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I read John Grogan's book on Xmas Day 2007 & saw this film today in Australia on New Years Day '09. I have to say they have turned this heartwarming & funny story into a great movie. The casting was right & Owen Wilson & Jennifer Anniston perfect in the roles of John & Jenny Grogan. I grew up as a teenager with a Golden Labrador in the family we all adored & in my early married life with a badly behaved Lassie Collie dog which had to be put down 13 years later. I could really relate to this family's experiences with their pooch & the sometimes angst it caused them. Our Collie chewed everything in sight & also managed to run straight through a plate glass door, jumped out of the car window and broke a bone in his foot... so many experiences similar to this film/book. And at the end of our pooch's life my (by then ex-husband) cried like a baby when we had to have our dog put down.

This film shows the whole life of Marley & how he was loved and at times despaired of and at the end the most cherished part of this family. Yes I cried at the end & I thought it beautifully done but I also was crying for the dog I miss so much now. I would just like the film to have rounded off the story & shown that Marley got a book published about him & that they next got a docile dog who was never going to make it to the press as he was in fact the model dog they thought they were getting with Marley. Lovely film & such a nice change from some of the garbage that's in the theatres these days.


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