Marley & Me

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Overview

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston go to the dogs with Marley & Me, a tale of a couple embarking on the adventure of marriage, career, family, and the world's worst dog. At least that's how writer and newlywed John comes to describe his blonde lab, Marley, when he takes the puppy home and finds that the fluff-ball has an uncanny ability to eat and/or destroy just about anything. As years go by, John and his wife, Jennifer, contemplate having babies and moving across the country, while Marley grows into 100 lbs....
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Overview

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston go to the dogs with Marley & Me, a tale of a couple embarking on the adventure of marriage, career, family, and the world's worst dog. At least that's how writer and newlywed John comes to describe his blonde lab, Marley, when he takes the puppy home and finds that the fluff-ball has an uncanny ability to eat and/or destroy just about anything. As years go by, John and his wife, Jennifer, contemplate having babies and moving across the country, while Marley grows into 100 lbs. of funny, wild, completely untrainable canine companionship -- as well as one of the most important people in the family. Marley & Me is based on the best-selling autobiographical book by columnist John Grogan.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Gag reel
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
As a modest little dramedy about the everyday adventures of starting a family, Marley & Me is pretty solid, but as a movie about the joy and heartbreak of owning a dog, it goes straight for the jugular. Based on the autobiographical book by columnist John Grogan, the story effectively begins with newlyweds John and Jennifer played Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston adopting the titular blonde lab puppy as a sort of precursor to having kids. Marley soon grows into a wacky, 95 lb. canine wrecking ball, and serves as the constant in their lives as they navigate the waters of buying houses, having babies, choosing career paths, and of course accidentally discovering the meaning of life. Hint: It was there all along! Movies that make a big deal out of celebrating the mundane, and try to make every husband, wife, and parent feel like the heroes of their own epic little saga are a dime a dozen these days, but Marley & Me avoids a fate of sappy, generic mediocrity with three little words: the dog angle. As animal lovers the world over will attest, there's nothing quite like the relationship between a person and a pet, and by evoking that distinct alchemic bond whenever things are about to turn stale, the film stays fresh, funny, and very touching. The movie as a whole may fall short of classic status, even by humble standards, but all the material that directly involves Marley is genuinely amusing and sweet. It nails all the particulars about the things dogs do and the things dog owners do, which is why it scarcely needs to be said that the subset of viewers likely to get the most out of the movie are dog people. But be warned: a dog-loving disposition will assure you'll get the most enjoyment out of Marley & Me, but the same affection will also assure you'll get the maximum pain. It's no secret that the film follows Marley's life with his family from beginning to bring the tissues end, and that inevitable, poignant conclusion is just as brutally excruciating as it sounds. And by excruciating, I mean that the final 20 minutes could easily reduce a room full of jaded film critics all hypothetical, of course to a blubbering collection of audible sobs and sniffles. In the end, this is Marley & Me's litmus test: if the very idea of a flashback montage looking back to puppyhood makes you want to weep, then this is the movie for you. All others can skip this one, and wait for a cat movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • UPC: 024543574842
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,812

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Owen Wilson John, John Grogan
Jennifer Aniston Jenny, Jenny Grogan
Eric Dane Sebastian
Alan Arkin Arnie Klein
Kathleen Turner Mrs. Kornblut
Nathan Gamble Patrick (Age 10)
Haley Bennett Lisa
Ann Dowd Dr. Platt
Clarke Peters Editor
Finley Jacobsen Conor (Age 8)
Lucy Merriam Colleen (Age 5)
Bryce Robinson Patrick (Age 7)
Ben Hyland Conor (Age 5)
Technical Credits
David Frankel Director
Florian Ballhaus Cinematographer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. Executive Producer
Stephen Lee Davis Asst. Director
Cindy Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Mark Livolsi Editor
Julia Michels Musical Direction/Supervision
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Gil Netter Producer
Don Roos Screenwriter
Karen Rosenfelt Producer
Theodore Shapiro Score Composer
Margery Simkin Casting
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Marley & Me
1. The World's Worst Dog (Main Titles) [3:49]
2. The Job Interview [2:36]
3. Get a Dog [3:46]
4. The Clearance Puppy [1:50]
5. Marley & Me [3:52]
6. One Little Dog Did That [1:50]
7. The Chick Magnet [3:02]
8. A Columnist [1:58]
9. The Dog Trainer [3:20]
10. A Little Air [1:43]
11. The Column and the Canine [4:24]
12. Next on the List [6:12]
13. The Recycled Necklace [1:44]
14. These Things Happen [3:57]
15. Debby and the Dog [2:23]
16. The Luck of the Irish [3:25]
17. Meet Patrick [4:43]
18. Trouble on the Block [2:24]
19. The Safest Neighborhood [3:48]
20. Problems at Home [5:20]
21. A Horrible Animal [3:54]
22. No Regrets [2:13]
23. Forty [2:57]
24. Off the Leash [2:46]
25. The Birthday Present [3:43]
26. A New Life [5:45]
27. The Trouble With Marley [4:08]
28. The Strong One [5:56]
29. No Better [2:29]
30. A Great Dog [3:56]
31. Rare Pure and Special [4:23]
32. End Titles [3:40]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Marley & Me
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      Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Audio: Spanish Dolby Surround
      Audio: French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
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         This is Our Home
         Pee Lesson
         Ate the Tire
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where's the love?

    Not sure why this movie got such a bad rating. I'm guessing because people didn't read the book first and weren't expecting the emotional ending. Maybe? I don't know. I, personally, did read the book beforehand, and what caught my attention during the movie was how well the book had been adapted for the screen. All the important details were present, and a variety of techniques were used to gloss over the events that weren't necessarily important to the narrative, but were just too funny to leave out. I thought this was a very well-made movie, and it deserves better than the 2 1/2 stars it holds as of this writing. Wilson and Aniston deliver wonderful, heartfelt performances, and the dogs playing Marley exhibit different qualities at different stages of his life, while still keeping his exuberance and (oftentimes) overzealousness for life. In my opinion, this was one of the few movies that lived up to the book. Both come highly recommended (especially to all you dog-lovers out there!)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You must love dogs.

    Not as good as the book but then how could it be. Great movie!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A wonderful movie!

    Marley and me is one of my favorite movies. I cried at the end. I recommend it to all dog lovers.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Gotta Love Marley!

    Such a sad movie in the end, overall a funny movie that expresses what all people go through, "life". Marley is a great dog! This movie provokes emotions, it's happy, funny, serious and of course sad.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Merley and Me

    im not going to say anything because you need to watch the movie your selfs...its mt favorite movie

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    Great Surprise

    Terrific film. Every bit as good as John Grogan's book!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    the book is better-trust me

    The book Marley and Me is better than the movie.If you watch the movie, it will not be as emotional as the book.
    The movie is about a couple who gets a dog that has some obediance problems.As a couple learning about responsiblity, comes more responcibility!
    With funny things that Marley do in the story, brings humor and memories to the couple.
    The story has a well constucted plot and a better actors!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Movie

    Very good movie! Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson really made the movie! Well including the dog. If people like movies like P.S. I love you and Notebook will love this movie! Way to go Jen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beautiful movie

    I would highly recommend it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Great Movie to Watch

    I absolutely loved this movie. I thought they choose a great cast for Marley and Me. The movie pretty much stuck to the book, but some things were differet. Overall the movie will make you laugh and cry. Watch this movie you will really enjoy it!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    I had read the book first and loved it. Considering they only had 2 hours to tell all the fun mischief that Marley got into I think they did a pretty great job. Great movie when you need a good laugh and cry. The Book is better. :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A must for dog lovers!

    I am a huge dog lover, this is an inspirational and emotional movie. I read the book before seeing the movie, and found the picture extremely well done. I knew about the ending, but I still cried. It also reminded me of Benny, Jesse, and Mandy and the happy times we had. This is a must read and see for all you dog lovers out there.
    Mary Enfinger

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    For all Big Dog Lovers

    I enjoyed the movie mainly because it brought back such fond memories of the big dogs I have had. Yes, they drool, tear things up, fail obedience school, etc., all the bad things so lovingly portrayed in the movie. But they also have a great capacity for loving and protecting and when you lose them, there is a gaping hole in your heart. I did not like Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as the leads...they detracted rather than added to the movie. The movie made me cry at the end but it was a good cry, not because of the movie but based on my wonderful memories of Bandit, Max and Miss Amy!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Marley and Me

    This is a great movie that was very true to the book it is based on. Anyone who owns a pet will understand the bond and love that pet brings. This movie really highlights what special family members our pets are.
    Funny and touching, a great way to spend a couple of hours

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Marley and Me is a funny, feel-good movie!

    I read the book first (long before they mentioned a movie), and I fell in love with it immediately. I was very excited when I heard they were making a movie from it, but missed it in theaters. I bought the movie knowing I would like it. And I did and do. But I did not love it. What I was afraid of happened...they were unable to fully bring out the sweet humour from the book into the movie. Many of the funnier scenes from the book were contrived and too staged. It would be impossible to completely convey the emotions of the book, but it is still a very enjoyable movie...funny and sad. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston do the best job they can with the script, although their is no chemistry between the two actors. They are still great comedic actors with plenty of charm. And the dogs are wonderful...how could you not fall in love?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I loved this movies Marley & Me

    I do recommend this movies to all the dogs owners to watch this movie. It was funny and very cute to watch the Marley the dog when he was a puppy and then the adult Marley.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Movie for the Dog Lover

    This was a great Movie for the Dog Lover at Heart, but also a very emotional movie for the Dog Lover at Heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love this movie!

    This is a great film! The first half of the film is entertaining, but it's not until the second half that Marley & Me starts to morph into an engrossing and downright moving piece of work. The movie's final half hour packed a far greater emotional punch than I anticipated.To me this film is up their with other film's such as Old Yeller, and My Dog Skip!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Great Tribute To Man's Best Friend!

    "Marley and Me," is a wonderful tribute to man's bestfriend. A very touching and moving film that's fun for the entire family. This film has a deeper meaning as it guides one to realize just how precious life is and how fast life moves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best films

    When i first herd of Marley & Me i thought that it was going to be another film about a dog and his master, but when i saw the film i was totally amazed.

    This great movie is not just about a dog and his master and how close they become, it's about how important any type of animal can be to a family in a ruff time in their life. But really Marley & Me is a heart felt movie that is great to see with your loved ones.

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