Marley & Me
Marley & Me (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pet owners should love it, but Marley and Me is only sporadically successful in wringing drama and laughs from its scenario.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Evidently contrived and something of an ungainly hybrid, the film shares its canine protagonist's facility for wearing down your resistance.

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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

Not every book has a movie lurking in it.

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Simon Miraudo

I can vouch that director David Frankel succeeds in wringing out every last tear from the audience.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

The dog -- or the many dogs who play Marley through the years -- also delivers some of the funniest scenes.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

Ali Gray

Save some time; stay at home and think of your dead pets instead.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I think this movie works because of the relationship on screen between Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

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Stephanie Zacharek

The movie is ultimately less about the pain of loss than about the way families often take shape around a pet.

Neil Pond
American Profile

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."

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
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… More
Directors Cat
Strong entertaining performances from the cast (including the dogs) and an emotional touch turn it's typical comedic premise into a touching memorable… More
Phil Hubbs
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… More
Josh Morris
Marley and Me is well worth a look;. On the plus ledger, it's got a cute dog at every stage of life, Aniston and WIlson as a very believable and… More
Lady D'arbanville
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… More
Jason Owens
One of the better movies of 2008 I'd say. The dog is great, and Wilson and Aniston actually seem like a real married couple. This movie's funny,… More