Marley & Me

Marley & Me

David Frankel (2008)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The antics of Marley, a misbehaving labrador, provide the comic impetus for this charming movie from David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada). Owen Wilson (in typically amiable form) plays real-life journalist John Grogan, who moves to Florida with his wife and fellow reporter Jenny (Jennifer Aniston), where he ends up acquiring a dog and penning a column about his life with a four-legged force-of-nature. The movie version of Grogan's book wins us over early on with lots of cute canine naughtiness (Marley literally eats everything), but the focus is just as much on the Grogans' marriage, as they have kids, suffer heartaches and realise their lives are passing them by. Inevitably, the lifestyle depicted here is a little idealised, but the film's approach is more grown-up than you'd expect, with Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) offering a hint of danger as John's footloose best friend and a supporting cast that includes Kathleen Turner and Alan Arkin.


Journalist John Grogan celebrates his wedding by getting his wife a golden Labrador puppy, hoping to stave off her desire to have children. Over the course of their marriage, the canine remains a constant companion and never loses his mischievous streak even as he grows from a cute puppy to a 7st dog. Comedy drama based on a newspaper column, starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner and Alan Arkin.

Cast & Crew

John Grogan Owen Wilson
Jennifer Grogan Jennifer Aniston
Sebastian Eric Dane
Ms Kornblut Kathleen Turner
Arnie Klein Alan Arkin
Dr Platt Ann Dowd
Lisa Haley Bennett
Dr Sherman Tom Irwin
Director David Frankel
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy Children's