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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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Scott Frank (screenplay), Don Roos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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

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

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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:

$36,367,586, 28 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$143,153,751, 30 April 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,082,376, 3 May 2009
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Owen Wilson's real-life parents played his parents in the movie. His mother's biggest problem was remembering not to call him Owen. See more »

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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."

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Quotes

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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Followed by Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011) See more »

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Surprisingly Watchable
11 January 2009 | by cwood0609See 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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