MARLEY & ME (Theatrical Release USA 2008)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Marley and Me, 
such simple subject matter that, somehow, in its casting, script, and family atmosphere makes it into a family movie to remember. Every nostalgic scene recalls childhood, pets, and family—the good and bad times that make family memories complete. Director David Frankel caught the essence of life and left the audience with an unmistakable life message less the usual preaching effect that comes with message movies. The bittersweet conclusion tops the movie with just the right dash of flavor.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Newspaper writer John Grogan (Owen Wilson) lives a very regular American life with his wife Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) until they adopt an uncontrollable Labrador Retriever.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Frankel for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr. and Arnon Milchan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: John (Owen Wilson), Sebastian (Eric Dane), Ms. Kornblut (Kathleen Turner), Arnie Klein (Alan Arkin), Patrick (Nathan Gamble), Lisa (Haley Bennett), Dr. Platt (Ann Dowd), and Editor (Clarke Peters).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie may strike a very familiar and humorous chord with those who own pets.

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