Marley & Me (PG)

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Time Out says

Tue Mar 10 2009

With its child-friendly rating and top billing for an unruly golden Labrador, ‘Marley & Me’ leads one to expect a straightforward saga of man’s best friend. But this film is a more complicated animal. Although it hardly stints on Marley’s mischief-making appetite for frolicking naughtiness and chomping on just about anything he can get between his incisors, it’s mostly a bittersweet portrait of a couple settling down to family life and feeling like they’ve sold out on their youthful ambitions.

Owen Wilson (carrying his own baggage of off-screen melancholia) plays the real-life Miami journo whose series of popular columns on life with a four-legged miscreant got the ball rolling. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston is a sympathetic match as the reporter girlfriend-turned-spouse who leaves work to raise their kids after juggling both proves a nightmare.

With its peachy star casting and impeccably art-directed lifestyles, the latest from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ director David Frankel is too glossy to cut very deep, but there’s a core of truth as we see a family coming to shape itself around the loveable pooch they initially bought as a child substitute, all the while squaring up career sacrifices against the restorative recompense of domesticity.

Marley himself (played by 22 different dogs, don’t you know!) frequently takes a back seat when work and childcare issues dominate the proceedings, but he looms large in a final reel that draws tears, and feels like it’s earned them. Evidently contrived and something of an ungainly hybrid, the film shares its canine protagonist’s facility for wearing down your resistance.
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PG

UK release:

Fri Mar 13, 2009

Duration:

115 mins

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claire

oh my god, could not stop cyring at the end bit, (got to be a dog lover to understand)

Roy

I cried too ! You'll only get the movie if you have a dog, or had a dog.

megan

I read the book which was amazing then when i saw the film i thought the film was rubbish. The film misses out so much stuff that is in the book. The book is so much better

Jake Murray

Today I watched Marley and me. Normally I just watxh a film and leave then the next 5 mins I forget about it but. This film is so touching (I am a man) It was a good comendy and easy to understand. At the end where the dog gets puts to sleep I was crying so much I could not handle it. I was screaming with angony because this film is so sad. Prepare yourself.... Pack a hankey

Jake Murray

Today I watched Marley and me. Normally I just watxh a film and leave then the next 5 mins I forget about it but. This film is so touching (I am a man) It was a good comendy and easy to understand. At the end where the dog gets puts to sleep I was crying so much I could not handle it. I was screaming with angony because this film is so sad. Prepare yourself.... Pack a hankey

kieran

i have read the book and it is amazing it is a bit long but still amazing no wonder it was turn into a book

kieran

i have read the book and it is amazing it is a bit long but still amazing no wonder it was turn into a book

ashleey

omg this film was soooo sadd at the endd :-( i criedd like alot :-\ its a reeli good moovie :-D definetly recommend you see it (:

ashleey

omg this film was soooo sadd at the endd :-( i criedd like alot :-\ its a reeli good moovie :-D definetly recommend you see it (:

iain

Went to watch this with my wife and while she thought it was ok, i found it pretty dull. For me the film has absolutely no substance to it. It seemed to just drift along without ever taking off. I also found the so called comedy moments highly unamusing as well. The only highlight for me was spending 2 hours staring at the gorgeous jennifer aniston.

Dave

My wife and I went to see the film just after the release - we had both read the book. The film was brill, we both enjoyed it. We told our daughter & her partner, they also enjoyed it. Everyone we have told who has watched the film have thoroughly enjoyed it. Watch the film, read the book!

Dave

My wife and I went to see the film just after the release - we had both read the book. The film was brill, we both enjoyed it. We told our daughter & her partner, they also enjoyed it. Everyone we have told who has watched the film have thoroughly enjoyed it. Watch the film, read the book!

lily

marley and me is such a good film i thought it was amazing best film of the year for sure .i loved it but pack some tissues cause it makes you cry i did !!!:(

lily

marley and me is such a good film i thought it was amazing best film of the year for sure .i loved it but pack some tissues cause it makes you cry i did !!!:(

Daniel Cullinane

Marley and me is a sweet,charming and touching family comedy which supplies some great peformances by the whole cast aswell.

Ed

I though this film was excellent and so did my girlfriend, i actually cried

Ed

I though this film was excellent and so did my girlfriend, i actually cried

Miss Amy Holloway

Omg I Loved This Film The Actors Are Amazing I Actually Thought I Was In The Film Its Soo Sad I Actually Cried EXCELLENT Miss Amy Holloway xx

Miss Amy Holloway

Omg I Loved This Film The Actors Are Amazing I Actually Thought I Was In The Film Its Soo Sad I Actually Cried EXCELLENT Miss Amy Holloway xx

sarah

marley and me was very enjoyable i throught the dog was very funny at the end it as really sad and almost all of the every person was cryig i the cinema when the dog died at the end i found it vey upsetting and i was nearly crying aswell i loved this film and i throught some bits it was funny and i would defo go and seeit again (:

sarah

marley and me was very enjoyable i throught the dog was very funny at the end it as really sad and almost all of the every person was cryig i the cinema when the dog died at the end i found it vey upsetting and i was nearly crying aswell i loved this film and i throught some bits it was funny and i would defo go and seeit again (:

jess

O.k everyone has an opinion but there is no need to ruin it for others, if you think it sucks maybe you will find the book better as it has more capacity for description.Thats how i always find it,but the film for me still is awsome! :)

jess

O.k everyone has an opinion but there is no need to ruin it for others, if you think it sucks maybe you will find the book better as it has more capacity for description.Thats how i always find it,but the film for me still is awsome! :)

TRUTH TELLER

I'm afraid Kate rather sums this film up for me: "Nothing happens, then the dog dies". While I really like Jennifer Aniston I can never fathom out why Owen Wilson is starring in any movie.

kayleigh

OMG this film is brilliant i went to c it wid ma bezzie we were both bubbling and she NEVA cries i wud defo recomend it n all the people that say it is rubbish they are not in this world i thought it was one of the best films i have eva seen!!! :)

kayleigh

OMG this film is brilliant i went to c it wid ma bezzie we were both bubbling and she NEVA cries i wud defo recomend it n all the people that say it is rubbish they are not in this world i thought it was one of the best films i have eva seen!!! :)

CONZO

THE DOG DIES !!!!!!!!! THERE YOU go i just saved u 2 hours of your life ........................ :)

computer

Omg! da best film eva! (apart from iron man, of course) in da book u get more attatched to him than in the movies, cuz iv red the book and cn it once and cing it again 2day! :)

computer

Omg! da best film eva! (apart from iron man, of course) in da book u get more attatched to him than in the movies, cuz iv red the book and cn it once and cing it again 2day! :)

Emma

I thought this was absolutely brilliant! Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston were great! Story was funny and sad but kept me and my boyfriend hooked the whole way through. Loved it. Captures a true image of a family life with all the ups and downs. Definately recommend it, and even my fella liked it, and I didnt expect him to. Appeals to everyone, was crying buckets at some bits. A MUST SEE!! :D *********

Emma

I thought this was absolutely brilliant! Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston were great! Story was funny and sad but kept me and my boyfriend hooked the whole way through. Loved it. Captures a true image of a family life with all the ups and downs. Definately recommend it, and even my fella liked it, and I didnt expect him to. Appeals to everyone, was crying buckets at some bits. A MUST SEE!! :D *********

pauline

went to see this film and thought it really good, the ending was really sad and most people in the cinema had a tear in there eye including me. Kept me engrossed all the way through.

pauline

went to see this film and thought it really good, the ending was really sad and most people in the cinema had a tear in there eye including me. Kept me engrossed all the way through.

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