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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marley and Me  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£15,123,080 (UK) (24 April 2009)

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Did You Know?


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 »


Set in the early 90s in the beginning, the scene where John drops Jennifer off at the airport, a sign is seen for Airtran, which was called Valujet until 1998. See more »


John Grogan: A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: You're an Animal (2011) See more »


Written by Kurt Cobain
Performed by Bruce Lash
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Heart warming and beautiful
29 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wonderful movie about life as the characters played by Jennifer Anniston and Owen Wilson get married and start their life together with the "most stupidest dog in the world". Lots of laughs in this movie but also as the story unfolds with the Grogan's careers and family they all love their dog "Marley".

This can be quite the tear jerker however I found the movie to be quite heart warming and very beautiful. We watch as the family grows and how their silly dog is a very important part of the family. Anyone who has had a dog can relate the movie moves along at a nice pace. Both Anniston and Wilson did very well here especially Wilson as we get to see him acting a serious part and doing it so well.

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