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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Marley and Me

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

MARLEY AND ME

Marley and Me is a real wag the dog's tale movie, or you could say just strangle his darn neck.

This hyperactive dog Marley from a pup runs riot through all his life, breaking everything in sight.

This is a fun look at what really could happen to your new marriage.

It bears little resemblance to the usual cute doggie movies, such as Beethoven.

It shows how tough staying together can be on a daily basis, even if you have three kids.

For those who haven't read the book, no spoiler here -- but bring the hankies.

The saga of "the world's worst dog" finally makes it to the big screen.

However, you have to be a real fan of the book to make it through this saccharine version.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston do their best with this poorly written and manipulative screenplay, but it's Marley who steals the show -- shown through a series of montages.

He's terrible at everything he does, whether it be obedience training, eating the sofa, or just taking a walk.

Bad dog! Bad script -- bad movie!

There's more to the movie Marley and Me than the problems of an unruly yellow Labrador dog.

It's more about a marriage and a family maturing, growing old, and confronting mortality.

The film begins with a young couple as they deal with the ordinariness of life, like holding down a job, buying a home, kids, and adopting a disobedient but cute puppy who grows up with them.

The picture explores personal relationships in a realistic way, and is an honest look at a modern marriage.


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