Marley & Me

7.11 h 55 min2008X-RayPG
Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson unleash huge laughs as John and Jenny Grogan, a young couple contemplating the decision to have a baby. Then came adorable Labrador pup who flunks obedience school and quickly turns his new home into a disaster area. But over the years, the Grogans come to realize that "the world's worst dog" truly brings out the best in them.
David Frankel
Owen WilsonJennifer Aniston
English [CC]
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Deirdre O'SheaReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Laughing and Tears
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The movie and book are both wonderful, for anyone who has had their heart owned by a dog this movie will make you laugh and cry. My Chicago mutt Samantha was fourteen, her stomach twisted. She was a red haired beautiful dog who went with us all over the world, she loved Spain, she loved deep dish Chicago pizza. On her last day she moved her head close to me and looked at me with those beautiful eyes. Anyone who loves animals and whose animals love them back will love this movie. The training session is so funny and true, Marley was the best dog in the world.
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movieaddictReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Makes me remember my first Golden..
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This movie is moving, funny, true, and heartfelt. I had my first Golden when I was just 5 years old. Her name was Goldie. She was a spitfire! We used to bring her camping, but EVERY time she was in a tent, she would run through it. We lost her to cancer when she turned 5. It is one of the worst years of my life.
The day she died, I came home from school, and as soon as I walked in the door, I knew something was off. My mother's eyes where swollen from tears, and when Goldie walked up to me, I knew why.
Her tail was still wagging, but her throat was about 4 sizes bigger then normal. I knew. It was the last day for her.
My mother put me in the car, but I stopped her. I told her "I did not get to say goodbye". Now, Imagine a child running from a car to say goodbye to their best friend.
I remember so clearly my last sight and smell of her. I knelt down on the kitchen floor (which is where she was laying) and I said
Her tail just wagged slightly and she let out a sigh.. That was the last time I saw my best friend. But I know I will see her again over the rainbow bridge. I have too. She was an angel, and was too good for here....
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BetsyReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Dog antics / loose plot
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I don't get the big deal about this movie. I am a person who loves dogs. I see the symmetry between the aging protagonists and appreciate the use of a foil. I think it's well-acted. However, just as action movies can get into danger by being all thrills connected with loose plot, Marley & Me is all dog antics connected with a loose plot. Inoffensive but nothing special.
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teols2016Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
A New Kind of Family Film...
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How many movies do we see in this modern age that (rightly) devote so much attention to such an adorable animal while making itself something to watch for the entire family? I can't think of any others right now, so on we go. Based on the memoirs of the same name, the writer John Grogan and his wife Jenny, in an attempt to prepare themselves for having kids, acquire a Labrador retriever puppy who is named Marley after singer Bob Marley. Then, as Marley grows up, hijinks ensue as the family grows and changes, all the while they all continue to bond with their furry companion. Much like the book it's based on, this film should tug at the heartstrings from beginning to end. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston actually do make a convincing couple. They're not perfect, but absolute perfection is boring. The flaws in their "coupling" are what make them more interesting to watch, even during the more hammy moments. But, my two favorite actors in this film, besides the twenty or so pooches who played Marley in his various ages, are Eric Dane, playing John's wise-cracking best friend Sebastian, and Alan Arkin, who amusingly plays the unsmiling-yet-somehow-happy editor Arnie Klein. Many more round out the cast as the Grogans handle the trials and triumphs of life, Marley always close by. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll...experience just about every emotion known to man. This film is a 21st century family picture and should not be missed. Also, look for the Friends reunion...I won't say more. Enjoy.
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Matthew KarnsReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great for any dog lover, but be prepared to shed a lot of tears at the end!
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Being a dog person basically since birth and a "Lab Dad" for 16 years , I loved Mr. Grogan's wonderful memoir of his family's experiences with "The World's Worst Dog" and I also am a huge fan of this movie. It was very well done and both Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston were excellent in these roles. I even think Mr. Wilson looks like John Grogan a little bit. A wonderful family film, but if you have ever gone through the loss of a beloved pet, be sure to bring a box of Kleenex for the last 30 minutes. The ending was extremely well done and realistic. It particularily struck me how in those last few moments that the character John Grogan spends with Marley, he touches his tail, feels his paws, and buries his face in the dog's soft fur, because that is exactly what I did with my old lab before I said good-bye to her. It was incredibly true to life and very, very moving. Picture quality was exceptional with the scenes in rural Pennsylvania (my home too!) in the Fall and Winter near the end of the film beautiful to look at and sound quality, well, my dogs both turned their heads and looked at the TV when Marley is locked in the garage for his first night and is whimpering and crying, so it must be pretty good. I really like this film and am very happy to have added it to my Blu Ray collection. OH, one last note-if you watch closely in the scene with Kathleen Turner as the dog trainer you can catch a quick cameo of the real John Grogan-he is the one wearing a blue Hawaiian shirt and blue jean shorts and leather sandles.
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LaurenReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie for dog lovers!
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Very cute movie. I just adopted a yellow lab puppy, and much of the movie had me laughing out loud, particularly Marley eating the dry wall and the obedience training scene. How true it was! It actually made me realize that my yellow lab, Isabel, wasn't the worst dog ever. I also liked the final moments of the movie, and the idea that it's nice to have another living being think you're extraordinary. Highly recommended for dog lovers, and not that sad! Marley had a good life.
I just watched this again with my now 13 month old Lab Isabel. This is not the greatest movie in the world, but I love it. It made me laugh and made me cry. Isabel is no longer chewing walls, but she has ripped apart the furniture and I will need to completely redecorate once she gets past the chewing stage. Nonetheless, she is the friendliest, nicest, most loving dog ever, and Marley and Me really captures the specialness that is the Labrador Retriever. They are indeed the best dog ever!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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Owen Wilson was the perfect actor for this film. I can't think of anyone that could have made his character real. He looks like a regular guy, down to earth yet handsome and not hollywood. Glad I saw this for the first time at home as it made me cry. I'm sure everyone cried in the theaters.
J. SuiterReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
5 stars, but...scenes were cut out!!
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Amazon (or someone!) Cut out a few scenes! I’m super bombed… Even a couple of the scenes that were in the preview were not included in the Amazon version of this movie! We were super disappointed. (we watched this movie when it came out in theaters 11 years ago and based off of the actual movie I would definitely give it five stars!)
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