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Marley & Me

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2008
  • David Frankel
  • 110 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy drama based on a true story, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. Following their wedding, John Grogan buys his wife Jenny a cute, but irrepressible labrador puppy called Marley, little realising that their lives will never be quite the same again.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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John GroganOwen Wilson
Jenny GroganJennifer Aniston
SebastianEric Dane
Ms KornblutKathleen Turner
Arnie KleinAlan Arkin
Patrick, aged 10Nathan Gamble
LisaHaley Bennett
EditorClarke Peters
Conor, aged 8Finley Jacobsen
Colleen, aged 5Lucy Merriam

Crew

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DirectorDavid Frankel

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2009-03-06
Guidance
Edited for language
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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