Friday, September 25, 2009

Marley & Me


***After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog.*** (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822832/plotsummary)

My review: Yes I have read the book. And yes, I admit that the book is always better than the movie.
But somehow I still like this movie. It is slow yet not boring. And although this movie chronicles more around the life of John rather than Marley (I guess it is difficult to ask a dog to act!) , I still like the way they narrate the show.
And of course I cried a bucketful of tears! ;)

Rating: 8/10

2 comments:

chiaoju said...

i love the book. i love the movie. i cried as though i know marley -- twice. no wait, thrice. once while reading, and twice while watching the movie. this book made me love dogs even more.

=)

Tan Shu-Yin said...

chiaoju...im not really a dog lover. i mean, i like dogs and im not scared of them (except those fierce-looking ones) but then i wont take care of them i guess!
taking care of shern is tough enough! :)

but i still love this movie!

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