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Marmaduke (2010)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  4 June 2010 (USA)
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A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way.

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Marmaduke (voice)
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Mazie (voice)
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Carlos (voice)
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Giuseppe (voice)
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Raisin (voice)
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Jezebel (voice)
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Bosco (voice)
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Thunder (voice)
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Lightning (voice)
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Chupadogra (voice)
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Marmaduke, the world's most lovable Great Dane, leaps from comic strip fame (appearing in 600 newspapers in over 20 countries) to big screen stardom in this family comedy event. A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood in Orange County, California with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way. But its not all living large for the Duke, who finds that fitting in with his new four-legged friends - and a potential romantic interest - isn't always easy for a super-sized teenage dog. Owen Wilson gives the beloved Great Dane his voice in the film, which also features the voices of Fergie, George Lopez, Emma Stone and Kiefer Sutherland. Written by jck movies

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Rated PG for some rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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4 June 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marmaduke - A kutyakomédia  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,243,789 (UK) (20 August 2010)

Gross:

£5,451,919 (UK) (15 October 2010)
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Twin dogs were used for the titular character. See more »

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Phil is driving along the coast with Marmaduke in the back seat. The shoulder belt section of a three-point seat belt is clearly around Phil's shoulder and chest. When Marmaduke complains of a bee, Phil turns to comfort him and the belt is gone. It reappears in the following shot. See more »

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Marmaduke: Out here, the dog park is like high school for dogs. You got you're jocks and you're cheerleaders.
[cheerleader dog gets hit by a freebie: Freebie!]
Marmaduke: you're drama geeks.
[a cop pretends to shoot two dogs: Bang bang! they fall over. a dog in a hand bag: I've been in this for so long I can't feel my legs]
Marmaduke: And you're bully's, the pedigrees.
Bosco: Check out those ears, can you even fly with those things all what?
[Thunder and Lighting laugh]
Marmaduke: You think my ears are too big?
Carlos: Those things are huge. Do friends ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written and performed by Salme Dahlstrom
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I liked the part where the fake dogs danced
5 June 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The funniest joke in the long-awaited live-action/CGI adaptation of everyone's second-least favourite comic strip Marmaduke is actually intentional, which is kind of impressive. Of course, it's not funny in the way that the filmmakers intended it to be funny so that's too bad I guess but it is actually a joke that is actually funny. Some connection had been made, through the layers of awful script and boring staging and legitimately creepy CGI. They intended to make me laugh, when they had the mean dog Bosco call out our Owen-Wilson-voiced hero in the middle of the hero's crowning moment, a big raucous "O.C. rager" of a party, icing our dog out with a growled, "Marmaduke? More like… Marmafake." And they did.

I laughed, I admit it. Marmapuke, Marmapoop, Marmadreck… there's a lot of ways the screenwriters could have gone, and they chose Marmafake, which…well dog-gone it, it doesn't even rhyme. Notes: I also laughed when the filmmakers, seeking to set the tone after Marmaduke & family's big cross-country move to the O.C. from Kansas so the dad (Lee Pace) could work for a dog-food company with a mean boss (William H. Macy, for some inexplicable reason) by mixing "California" by Phantom Planet almost directly into "California Love" by 2Pac. I assume they'd spent all the soundtrack licensing money by that point, because they left out "California" by Belinda Carlisle and "California" by John Mayall and "California" by Joni Mitchell and "Going back to Cali(fornia)" by L.L. Cool J and "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Too bad.

Anyway Marmaduke is, we're told, a big, gangly goofy dog played by two or more real dogs in the film, that talks with a creepy CGI animated mouth. I'm pretty sure, at least, that they used more than one dog because sometimes Marmaduke has a big, dangly pair of testicles, and sometimes he doesn't, which is obviously problematic and I started thinking, while on-screen Marmaduke was having another interminable dialogue session with some other dog about something that to so brazenly, as filmmakers, use dogs with varying levels of testicle-havingness is kind of bold, almost as if they're saying "Yeah, sometimes 'duke's got nuts and sometimes he doesn't. We don't care, because nobody will notice, and if they do notice, it's because you're a perverted weirdo who both looks at and notes dog's nuts." Which left me feeling vaguely insulted, and terribly aggrieved.

So Marmaduke has some friends that are dogs and some enemies, and he makes some mistakes and eventually gets sad and runs away from his family and his haughty girlfriend, voiced by Fergie from the Black-Eyed Peas, who is actually a better voice actor than she is a singer. Marmaduke then falls into a sink-hole along with another funny-looking but faithful and nice dog (voice of Emma Stone) and then or perhaps before then there is a dog-surfing championship and everything is fine, even the sub-plots about 'duke's dad's mean boss and his kid that hates soccer.

Kids might like it, but I doubt it, as aside from being creepy and awkward and really poorly plotted it's just… dull. One of the first thing they teach you in screen writing school is "show, don't tell", that expository dialogue is a no-no and narrators all the more so. But dogs can't really act, and they don't really do anything except run around and eat sandwiches so for the film to have a narrative structure the dogs have to talk, a lot, explaining everything, and because dogs don't drive or frame houses or fold clothes they talk while just… standing there looking around. It's hellaciously boring, but probably unavoidable as Marmaduke is clearly an intellectual property that fans have literally been screeching and rending their clothes to see brought to the big screen and given the ol' Hollywood treatment.

I don't have anything more to say about Marmaduke. 2/10


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