Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Marley & Me

"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor. You give him your heart and he will give you his." -Owen Wilson, "Marley & Me"

I read Marley & Me several years ago and really enjoyed the book. Now with two dogs, you can imagine my anxiousness to watch it on the big screen. I finally did this weekend.

I thought the movie was sweet, simple, and light. Minus very minor changes, it holds true to the book!

This movie is about real life and real experiences. It chronicles the life of a couple - from newly married, to finding new jobs, to buying a home, to having kids, to moving across states - and how Marley remains the constant, always a little crazy, always infusing his bubbly personality into the family dynamic. It shows the ups and downs of growing older and finding out what is really important in life.

Yes, I cried at the end.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston have great chemistry together! Separately, it was refreshing to see Wilson taking on a more serious role and Aniston was simply amazing portraying her character full of emotion and charm. It was also nice to see McSteamy outside of Grey's Anatomy. :)

I recommend this movie to all the dog-lovers out there.

Pargo and Pesto, you are good dogs, don't let people tell you otherwise. Love you guys!

2 comments:

  1. I've heard lots of good things about this movie. Hmmm...maybe I'll have to give it a go.

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  2. Hmmm...it was okay, nothing too great. Last years Japanese film, 10 Promises to my Dog" was much better. Simply focused on the relationship of the owner and the dog. Marley hit on too many things, like career and kids, and the dog story just fell to the wayside.

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