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
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.