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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.



Cast & Crew

John Grogan Owen Wilson
Jenny Grogan Jennifer Aniston
Sebastian Eric Dane
Ms Kornblut Kathleen Turner
Arnie Klein Alan Arkin
Patrick, aged 10 Nathan Gamble
Lisa Haley Bennett
Editor Clarke Peters
Conor, aged 8 Finley Jacobsen
Colleen, aged 5 Lucy Merriam
Director David Frankel
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Swearing, sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 6 Mar 2009

Comedy Childrens Drama

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