Archive for January 11th, 2009

11th January
written by brandij

Author: John Grogan
Harper Collins

Directed by: David Frankel
Starring: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston
Released: December 25, 2008
Rated: PG

Marley & Me joins the long tradition of oft-read and well-loved dog stories like Ol’ Yeller, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, and more. In the case of Marley, the overly-friendly yellow Lab isn’t out to save lives, but rather to make them as entertaining as possible. Young couple John and Jenny decide to get a dog (after Jenny kills their houseplant, it’s only natural for her to want to try her hand at raising a puppy), and without the highly recommended research, pick Marley from the first litter they see.

As soon as they get Marley home, the antics start.  He’s playful, especially when it comes to chewing… he’ll chew through nearly anything he can get his mouth around, and a few things they didn’t think he could. His behavior training goes horribly awry, as by sheer size and strength alone he demonstrates that he is the alpha-male of the house.