I was more excited by the fact that it was something that everyone could go and see; including my mom, who doesn't venture out to the theater very often. The mischievous Marley chronicles the life, career and marriage of John Grogan. In the end, she realizes what Marley has become, and what he has always been, to the two of them. It is really the simplicity that makes the story work so well. Marley is there to comfort Jenny when her husband cannot, adjusts to the children as they grow older, and intrudes on the family's most private moments. And yes, men, women and children alike were sobbing by the end When I first saw the previews for Marley and Me, I thought, ugh, another desperate attempt by Jennifer Aniston to resuscitate her career.
An excellent movie for pet lovers, newlywed couples and those searching for the meaning of life. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. It was my girlfriend's idea, and I figured it would be another corny chick flick about how a couple get a dog and how it brings them together. And as for Owen Wilson, he always seemed like a goof who rode on the wave of his older brother's success. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. The movie isn't solely about the dog, but how the dog is a bit of a nuisance at first, but matures along with the family.
All of the film's sexual innuendos are while they are married! Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog. However, life derails their plains. After reading some of the outlandish bad reviews, I had to comment on this film. There aren't many people in the cast. Anyway, I was happy that she and my girlfriend were excited to see this.
Similarly, both Wilson and Aniston deliver understated performances that convey the ups-and-downs of any marriage. It was almost as if Jennifer Aniston threw down the script and put her own life on screen as Jennifer Grogan. Jennifer Aniston really does the best job in the picture. After I began watching, it grabbed my attention and never let go! After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. Giving many more details may ruin the story, so I'll hit some of the points that need attention.
As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog. Marley in his own way represents that sacrifice - a pet probably not many would take on and keep and engenders a huge challenge to persist in loving and caring for. The dialog and the acting are excellent Jennifer Aniston is especially good and whatever Owen does is understated and funny yet he also does serious when he needs to. Imagine the heartache of Old Yeller multiplied by 10. In the end I think it finds a pretty reasonable balance between trying to be a movie that appeals to adults and yet it doesn't kowtow to children either. Not a dry eye in the theater for those old enough to have endured the sad reality of outliving a beloved pet. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline.
As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog. This movie proved me wrong on both counts. The movie itself is very simple; it chronicles the growth of a couple and the impact their pet Labrador has on their family throughout their life. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. It's heart-warming, wholesome, and true to life.
It is about uncomfortable and often painful sacrifices of our own vision of the future for ourselves and our family. Children - three, ultimately - come into their lives and John's Wilson career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog. I don't think my review of this film will be able to capture the true essence and emotions this film captures, but here goes: The film was very gripping in its realistic portrayal of the development of a family and their pet from the couple's wedding until the film's end approximately 40 years into their lives. Owen Wilson is more toned down, but he adds his spin to a more down-to-earth role as a husband that chooses his life as a husband over the dream life he had pictured. The film really humanizes the characters and their relationship with Marley with such realism.
But he was very believable nonetheless. Like a child, a pet is not someone you just give up on because they are hard to take care of. Marley, the lovable but horribly destructive yellow lab, enters his life as a puppy, in an attempt to prepare him and his wife for future children. Aniston delivers one of her best performances, in my opinion. But, as one of the children in the movie tearfully says, I'm sure he already knows. Shredding cushions, destroying floors and walls and most everything in between seems to never quite drive them completely mad. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness.
Wilson's portrayal of Grogan is a welcome change from the often silly and one dimensional characters Wilson has become known for. He did a good job, but he really would've sold me if he had shed some full on tears when it was required. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. I haven't had a chance to read the book, but I have a feeling the movie captured the essence of the story. As I am sure many posters will repeat this phrase, if you've ever been a dog owner, this movie really rings true. It's been a tradition since high school.
A beloved pet, like Marley, has that unique capability. Shortly after the honeymoon phase has passed, John and Jennifer Grogan Jennifer Aniston decide to fill a void in their lives, or so they think. To help fill the void, John and Jennifer decide to start their family with a cute and energetic puppy named Marley. Instead of taking him to the pound they soldier through and love their dog and of course he faithfully loves them in return. The dog, as expected, tears apart the house, makes wild escapes, humps the dog trainer, and lovably terrorizes other people. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. I had 5 from childhood through college and have experienced the beginning act of the movie having purchased a puppy with my girlfriend 2 years ago.