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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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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)

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

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$143,151,473 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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22 different dogs played Marley. See more »

Goofs

When dropping Jennifer off at the airport, they're in a rusty red Toyota Tercel, but while driving home with the dog, John is driving a Honda Accord. See more »

Quotes

Arnie Klein: There's gonna come a time very soon, when her ankles are gonna swell up, she's gonna have blotches all over her face, she'll be forty pounds overweight, she'll be throwing up all the time, she's gonna look at you and she'll say "You bastard! You did this to me!"
John Grogan: What happened to the glow, you know the...
Arnie Klein: There's no glow.
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2014) See more »

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Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Written by Herbie Hancock, Rahsaan Hakeem Kelly, Melvyn Simpson, and Geoffrey Wilkinson
Performed by Us3 (as US3) featuring Rahsaan and Gerard Presencer
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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