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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

Writers:

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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Their relationship wasn't going anywhere until one little thing tied it all together. See more »

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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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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

The "Sun-Sentinel" and "Philadelphia Inquirer" office scenes were filmed on-location. See more »

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Relatively early in the film, in the early 1990s, John Grogan (Owen Wilson) mentions taking a trip to Disney World and a 2000s Walt Disney World sign is shown. See more »

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John Grogan: Woke up to a kiss from Marley. Went for a walk that turned into a run. Took an airboat ride. Wrote a column about the death of the ever glades. Planted an orange tree in the backyard. Threw sticks for Marley in the park. Watched him swim in the bay. Watched him steal some guys Frisbee. Bought a new Frisbee for the guy. Gave Marley a bath. Went to work with writers block. Hoping for inspiration strike. Nada. Got a new shirt. Got a new keyboard. Got the same old paycheck. Went wind surfing with ...
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Great movie
1 January 2009 | by KateC49See all my reviews

I read John Grogan's book on Xmas Day 2007 & saw this film today in Australia on New Years Day '09. I have to say they have turned this heartwarming & funny story into a great movie. The casting was right & Owen Wilson & Jennifer Anniston perfect in the roles of John & Jenny Grogan. I grew up as a teenager with a Golden Labrador in the family we all adored & in my early married life with a badly behaved Lassie Collie dog which had to be put down 13 years later. I could really relate to this family's experiences with their pooch & the sometimes angst it caused them. Our Collie chewed everything in sight & also managed to run straight through a plate glass door, jumped out of the car window and broke a bone in his foot... so many experiences similar to this film/book. And at the end of our pooch's life my (by then ex-husband) cried like a baby when we had to have our dog put down.

This film shows the whole life of Marley & how he was loved and at times despaired of and at the end the most cherished part of this family. Yes I cried at the end & I thought it beautifully done but I also was crying for the dog I miss so much now. I would just like the film to have rounded off the story & shown that Marley got a book published about him & that they next got a docile dog who was never going to make it to the press as he was in fact the model dog they thought they were getting with Marley. Lovely film & such a nice change from some of the garbage that's in the theatres these days.


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