Marley & Me
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As the snow falls on their wedding night, newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan decide to leave behind the harsh winters of Michigan and head south to begin their new lives in West Palm Beach, Fla. They obtain jobs as journalists at competing local newspapers, buy their first home, and begin to make their way through the challenges of a new marriage, new careers and, possibly, the life-changing decision to start a family. Unsure of his preparedness for raising children, John confesses his fears to his friend and fellow journalist Sebastian, who comes up with the perfect solution: John should get… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Evidently contrived and something of an ungainly hybrid, the film shares its canine protagonist's facility for wearing down your resistance."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Not every book has a movie lurking in it."
‑ Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
"I can vouch that director David Frankel succeeds in wringing out every last tear from the audience."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"If you like the Lassie films, or even Beethoven and Old Yeller, you'll probably find this one easy to like."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It left me crying like a five year old..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The dog -- or the many dogs who play Marley through the years -- also delivers some of the funniest scenes."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Save some time; stay at home and think of your dead pets instead."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Although billed as a romantic comedy, this film is neither: it's a drama spanning about two decades in a marriage"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Even dog skeptics might be surprised how deftly Marley & Me adapts newspaper columnist John Grogan's book...into the equivalent of a kid's movie for adults. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"I think this movie works because of the relationship on screen between Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"The movie is ultimately less about the pain of loss than about the way families often take shape around a pet."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"It's shaggy and scattered, but give Marley a biscuit for its realistic depiction of how powerful can be the bond between dogs and their "people.""
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"I'm fairly sure that the book and the film shared a common goal -- to make its audience sit, stay, laugh, cry, then move on -- and at those modest aspirations, the movie succeeds."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"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."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
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