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Marley & Me (2008)

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,414,169 (UK) (13 March 2009)

Gross:

£15,123,080 (UK) (24 April 2009)
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Trivia

Beach scenes apparently set in Briny Breezes, an area nicknamed "Dog Beach" by locals for its friendliness to the canine set. Palm Beach County Commissioners banned dogs from the beach, for reasons self-evident in the last beach scene. See more »

Goofs

When the main characters are walking down the beach and are shown from in front, you can see the stirred up sand from dragging the camera along. When the shot changes to behind, this is not visible, nor when they are shown from the side. These three viewpoints keep rotating, making the trail appear and disappear repeatedly. See more »

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Jennifer Grogan: Marley's not allowed to drink out of the toilet, you should just keep him out of the bathroom in general.
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2014) See more »

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Lucky Man
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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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