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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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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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£4,414,169 (UK) (13 March 2009)

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£15,123,080 (UK) (24 April 2009)
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Dave Barry:  During the surprise birthday party scene you can see the former Miami Herald columnist standing on the right of the shot smiling. See more »

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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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Arnie Klein: Tell your dog not to worry, sooner or later we all lose our balls.
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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M.
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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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