Marley & Me

Marley & Me

Marley & Me

Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin star in the adaptation of the New York Times best selling autobiographical book by American journalist John Grogan (played by Wilson). It's about The Grogan family - who wrestle with life's ups and downs while also trying to tame their loveable but disobedient labrador, Marley. This breezy comedy drama was Wilson's first shoot since his much-publicised suicide attempt last year. Director David Frankel's previous efforts include The Devil Wears Prada. Screenwriters Scott Frank and Don Roos are industry veterans, with Frank a former Oscar nominee.

2008Rating: PG, contains sexual references111 minsUSA
AdaptationRomantic Comedy
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Bland, obsequious adaptation of John Grogan’s best-selling memoir.

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Salon

Salon

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Marley & Me gets so much surprisingly right. It may be designed to reach a broad audience, but it doesn't pander.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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This perky, episodic film is as broad and obvious as it could be, but delivers on its own terms thanks to sparky chemistry between its sunny blond stars, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, and the unabashed emotion-milking of the final reel.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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This perky, episodic film is as broad and obvious as it could be, but delivers on its own terms thanks to sparky chemistry between its sunny blond stars, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, and the unabashed emotion-milking of the final reel.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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An imperfect, messy and sometimes trying film that has moments of genuine sweetness and humor sprinkled in between the saccharine and the sadness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A warm and fuzzy family movie, but you do wish that at least once someone would upstage the dog.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

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Not many actors could do justice to the vanilla story presented by Grogan and screenwriters Scott Frank and Don Roos, but Wilson and Aniston – two of the blandest, most uninteresting actors working today – are just the actors to pull it off.

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Sorry, but this is the kind of movie that razor blades and wrists were made for... Owen Wilson is bad enough... But Jennifer Aniston? What was I thinking? Oh yeah, I like dogs. Think of the dog. Look away from the Aniston... Try not to puke... Bleugh! Too late. Call me cynical but... Oh dear gods - why?! It's my fault - as soon as I saw the Aniston RomCom...

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I usually hate these feel good movies but took my 10 year old daughter on a cold Sunday afternoon. It starts off funny but then gets to be a real tear-jerker. Quite well made, but very sentimental. Nice acting, and sugary undemanding story but feels very long- I could have sworn it was three hours. Continuity issues as well- the dog changing had the...

3.0
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It was a lovely film. I would imagine most people will relate to this film. It's a great movie. Well done Jennifer and Owen!

5.0
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It was boring, tedeious and the worst movie i had ever seen, it went on for too long and was over emotional

1.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Bland, obsequious adaptation of John Grogan’s best-selling memoir.

0
Salon

Salon

press

Marley & Me gets so much surprisingly right. It may be designed to reach a broad audience, but it doesn't pander.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This perky, episodic film is as broad and obvious as it could be, but delivers on its own terms thanks to sparky chemistry between its sunny blond stars, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, and the unabashed emotion-milking of the final reel.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This perky, episodic film is as broad and obvious as it could be, but delivers on its own terms thanks to sparky chemistry between its sunny blond stars, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, and the unabashed emotion-milking of the final reel.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An imperfect, messy and sometimes trying film that has moments of genuine sweetness and humor sprinkled in between the saccharine and the sadness.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A warm and fuzzy family movie, but you do wish that at least once someone would upstage the dog.

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Not many actors could do justice to the vanilla story presented by Grogan and screenwriters Scott Frank and Don Roos, but Wilson and Aniston – two of the blandest, most uninteresting actors working today – are just the actors to pull it off.

0

Sorry, but this is the kind of movie that razor blades and wrists were made for... Owen Wilson is bad enough... But Jennifer Aniston? What was I thinking? Oh yeah, I like dogs. Think of the dog. Look away from the Aniston... Try not to puke... Bleugh! Too late. Call me cynical but... Oh dear gods - why?! It's my fault - as soon as I saw the Aniston RomCom...

0

I usually hate these feel good movies but took my 10 year old daughter on a cold Sunday afternoon. It starts off funny but then gets to be a real tear-jerker. Quite well made, but very sentimental. Nice acting, and sugary undemanding story but feels very long- I could have sworn it was three hours. Continuity issues as well- the dog changing had the...

3.0
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It was a lovely film. I would imagine most people will relate to this film. It's a great movie. Well done Jennifer and Owen!

5.0
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It was boring, tedeious and the worst movie i had ever seen, it went on for too long and was over emotional

1.0
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