Marley & Me (2008)
Critic Consensus: Pet owners should love it, but Marley and Me is only sporadically successful in wringing drama and laughs from its scenario.
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as Jenny Grogan
as John Grogan
as Arnie Klein
as Ms. Kornblut
as Dr. Platt
as Conor (Age 8)
as Colleen (Age 5)
as Patrick (Age 7)
as Conor (Age 5)
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Critic Reviews for Marley & Me
Evidently contrived and something of an ungainly hybrid, the film shares its canine protagonist's facility for wearing down your resistance.
The dog -- or the many dogs who play Marley through the years -- also delivers some of the funniest scenes.
I think this movie works because of the relationship on screen between Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.
Frankel turns the camera toward the canines as frequently as possible, but too often we're stuck with Wilson and Aniston's bland characters. You wonder if it might have been better to let sleeping dogs lie.
Audience Reviews for Marley & Me
Comedy about a couple who get a dog that takes over their lives. I like the storyline as it is realistic and believable about how life isn't always how you planned it to be but somehow you get through the highs and lows. Good performances from Jen and Owen. The ending is very sad - be warned.
At first glance this is a soft fluffy rom-com that offers little more than the usual bent nose of Wilson and Aniston trying her best to ditch her 'Friends' persona. To this extend it is just that...Wilson is a poor actor and not funny whilst Aniston is another poor actress who also isn't funny and is still like Rachel from Friends haha (doing rom-coms wont help her acting career). The film is a gentle comedy with romantic issues hehe and is based around the owning of a dog and the main characters ensuing lives with the dog. Its not original but it is a swing which you don't really see coming as you assume its just another stupid 'beethoven' film. It is touching and made well but the main casting is poor and it shows, could of been quite good with a better leading duo.
Hands up! I admit it, I actually liked this film, like so many people told me I would. Much more of a film about family struggles, than the soppy puppy story I thought it was going to be.
Marley & Me Quotes
|Arnie Klein:||That John Gorgan, he a hard man.|
|Dr. Platt:||He a swell. Just a dog-beating swell.|
|Jenny Grogan:||En garde! Thrust! Develop! Recover! You better put some oomph into that, boy-o!|
|Jenny Grogan:||Marley's not allowed to drink out of the toilet, you should just keep him out of the bathroom in general.|
|Arnie Klein:||Sometimes life has a better idea.|