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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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David Frankel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... John
Jennifer Aniston ... Jenny
Eric Dane ... Sebastian
Kathleen Turner ... Ms. Kornblut
Alan Arkin ... Arnie Klein
Nathan Gamble ... Patrick (Age 10)
Haley Bennett ... Lisa
Ann Dowd ... Dr. Platt
Clarke Peters ... Editor
Finley Jacobsen ... Conor (Age 8)
Lucy Merriam Lucy Merriam ... Colleen (Age 5)
Bryce Robinson ... Patrick (Age 7)
Ben Hyland ... Conor (Age 5)
Sarah O'Kelly ... Neighbor Mom (Nurse)
Keith Hudson ... Big Guy
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marley and Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,357,586, 28 December 2008

Gross USA:

$143,153,751

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$255,743,093
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At about 1 hour and 28 minutes into the film, John picks up a newspaper, the New York Times, and opens it to find an article written by his friend and coworker, Sabastian. The article is entitled "With U.S. Training, Colombia Melds War on Rebels and Drugs." The contents of this article are taken from an actual New York Times piece, with the same title, written by Larry Rohter, then South American bureau chief for The New York Times, in 1999. See more »

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When John and Jenny first go to look at puppies, the breeder tells them that they'll have to wait three weeks until the puppies are weaned. This would put the pups at about four or five weeks old, when they should weigh about 4 pounds. However, the size of the puppies used in the scene puts them closer to 10 or 12 weeks of age. 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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Lucky Man
Written by Richard Ashcroft (as Richard Paul Ashcroft)
Performed by The Verve
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Terrific Movie!
3 January 2009 | by lkl6411See all my reviews

I read Marley & Me several years ago and was happy to see a movie was coming out. The initial critic's reviews I read made it sound like a weak movie. They were wrong.

Marley & Me does a great job of telling the story of the Grogan family. Yes, the main character is Marley, but Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson are great in their roles. Marley's antics are hilarious and we get to see the family evolve throughout the movie. I think the writers and directors did a great job in telling this story.

All in all, an enjoyable movie with plenty of laughs and plenty of tears. My daughter and I both enjoyed it a lot. I plan on seeing Marley & Me again in the theater with my husband and I'm sure we'll watch it again on video.

Enjoy this movie!


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