Marley & Me2008
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 John Grogan
as Jenny 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
Sometimes, and especially on a crummy afternoon in the middle of March, it's nice to be able to switch off and settle down to enjoying the sight of middle-class families eating well and playing together in sprawling, bucolic gardens.
In the cinema, all of us tough, cynical critics had tears welling in our eyes, swallowing hard; our lips, so often curled in a cheap sneer, were now trembling, because of the same desperately sad thought: "Owen Wilson used to be really good..."
There is something wildly odd about a film that measures human happiness with the whims of a dog.
Evidently contrived and something of an ungainly hybrid, the film shares its canine protagonist's facility for wearing down your resistance.
Given the jaunty promise of the early scenes, the drawn-out denouement is a mawkish disappointment.
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.
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