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Marley & Me

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Chris Blount, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 #1 of 21
    Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    OK, so I thought his was going to be a dumb kids movie but OMG!!! If you have a dog or heck, even if you don't have a dog, see this movie. It's a LOT better than I expected. Not a kids movie. A very nice story with an ending that will grab you.

    I don't want to spoil it. Check it out if you have the time.
  2. Apr 1, 2009 #2 of 21

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Good Story, Great Dog, Jennifer Anniston... what more could you ask?
  3. Apr 1, 2009 #3 of 21

    braven Hall Of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    I agree. We saw it Christmas day. Love me some Jennifer Anniston.

    The only complaint was when they packed the family up and moved to PA. I can only think of a few states worse than the Commenwealth. Give me sunny Florida any day.
  4. Apr 1, 2009 #4 of 21
    Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    One warning.. I would be really careful about this one with Kids. It is shown in the previews as a comedy and though it has comic pieces to it, the story is all but light hearted.

    I enjoy it.... But was not what I expected. Kinda of like Road to Taribithia. The previews don't really match the movie's content. Both good movies in my opinion but the previews gave the viewer the wrong impression of the tone of the movie so be aware of that before you rent it looking to lighten things.. If you do, you will be surprised.
  5. Apr 1, 2009 #5 of 21

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    This movie made me and other grown men cry...I mean we all had some dust in our eye. lol
  6. Apr 1, 2009 #6 of 21

    ibglowin Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Sep 10, 2002
    Excellent quick read but keep the box of Kleenex handy....

    Part comedy yes.
  7. Apr 1, 2009 #7 of 21

    runner26 Legend

    Apr 8, 2007
    I read the book twice and loved it but the last couple of chapters will tear you heart out. I hear the movie is about the same.
  8. Apr 1, 2009 #8 of 21
    Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Pretty much, yeah. Even my 23 year old son had to quickly leave the room for some reason. :)
  9. Apr 1, 2009 #9 of 21
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I bought it last night, but haven't watched yet... I pretty much figure the way the movie is probably going to go (figuring that the ending is at least part of the motivation for the author writing the book in the first place)... so I'll watch when I'm in the right frame of mind.
  10. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    He had something in his eye like me. ;)
  11. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    I'm not watching it now:lol:
  12. ncxcstud

    ncxcstud Icon

    Apr 22, 2007
    If you enjoyed the movie, the book is even better...
  13. jerry downing

    jerry downing Godfather

    Mar 7, 2004
    But Jennifer Aniston is not in the book.
  14. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    It made me tear up and I dont even like pets. It was a sweet movie and very sad. Made me want to get a dog!!! :)
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    OK..you've talked me into renting it from Blockbuster when the chance presents itself.
  16. elaclair

    elaclair Rescued Racers Live Here

    Jun 18, 2004
    Del Mar, CA
    If you enjoyed the book, you should check out "The Art Of Racing In The Rain". A similar story, but told from the dog's perspective.
  17. bdowell

    bdowell Icon

    Mar 4, 2003
    Watched this with my family last nite. It was ok, though not really the comedy that was promised in the advertising and trailers during the theatrical run.

    Worth watching, but not something I'd blind buy on disc as I don't think it is something most people would watch multiple times. In other words, rent before buying.
  18. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Just saw this tonight, wow! Totally not what I was expecting as it got towards the end. I thought it was just going to be a light hearted comedy, but it turned out to be pretty darn sad at the end!

    Very good movie, just not what I was expecting.

  19. musicman0725

    musicman0725 Cool Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Definitely, this movie was a lot better than I expected. We don't own a dog (we own a cat), but as a pet owner you can really connect with it. It starts out funny, but gets really serious later on. I'm not sure why it got such terrible reviews when it came out. It was a really good movie. Also, the bluray comes with a digital copy and a dvd version.
  20. redsoxfan26

    redsoxfan26 Godfather

    Dec 6, 2007
    My wife bought the DVD and made me watch it (wasn't interested at first). We were both crying afterwards.

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