Marley & Me Synopsis
A couple's (Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston) new puppy grows up to become an incorrigible handful.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Wilson has a scene near the end with Marley that's the most wrenchingly tender acting of his career.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The humans, particularly the wistful Wilson, deadpan Alan Arkin (as Grogan's editor) and Nathan Gamble, a 10-year-old who plays the eldest...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
When Marley is not on the screen, Wilson and Aniston demonstrate why they are gifted comic actors. They have a relationship that's not too...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is torn. It wants to honestly explore the natural wear-and-tear of the Grogan marriage. But it also seems OK with being something...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A warm and fuzzy family movie, but you do wish that at least once someone would upstage the dog.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
This love letter to man's best friend will make dog fanciers roll over and do tricks. It's so warmhearted, you'll want to run out and hug...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Marley & Me might be easy to watch, but -- even for die-hard canine lovers -- it's as easy to forget.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If characters talking to dogs and dog reaction shots are some of your favorite things, add some stars to this review.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Watching the stars try to out-cutesy the mutt is one for the puke bucket.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
You'd have to be made of granite to resist all the charms of a free-spirited, 100-pound Lab. Yet the production manages, against heavy...
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Marley and Me

By ez1
Went to see it at a sneak preview and it is not the comedy they make it out to be. It is a sad and depressing story a dog that gets put to sleep in the longest death scene I have ever watched (they...

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By kgross1257
Awesome movie. Real tearjerker. Fuuny, sad, tender. Only problem was I took my young daughter who was bawling at the ending and I spent the rest of the night consoling her....

Marley and Me

By jbells
As a parent I was anticipating a wonderful holiday outing with my family, which included my young nine year old daughter, to watch the movie Marley and Me. My expectations, since we were viewing a...

Not for kids at all!

By melrivsons
I cannot believe this movie had a PG rating. With swearing, sex, skinny dipping, and talk of "bong hits", it should be no less than PG-13! I was uncomfortable and so were my husband and three boys. I...

READ PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

By imndance
If you liked this movie you obviously have a lot of problems! I never have seen a movie that was soooo depressing. I HATED this movie. This movie was definately NOT a comedy. On Christmas day, I...

.The world's best dog .

By meladawy
Best Christmas movie ever. Moving story that touches the heart and is so real. I cried so much but I loved Marley and his family. Marley is a great dog...


By luvdatenites
There was too much story in too little time and definitely not for little ones! It was way too much movie for them, from the story line to the adult content. This was one I wish I'd waited to RENT~...

Marley and me great family movie

By cab2dkb
What a great movie to take the family to, this movie has everything, comedy, drama, and a good story line. I would love to see more movies made like this in the future. i think this one could win...

Not a comedy for sure

Just so you know going in, this is a sad movie. It is the story really about the life of Marley, the unruly family dog. While it was somewhat enjoyable as a "family story" it tries to hard to be...


By 12benera
OMFG LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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Rated PG | For thematic material, some suggestive content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Touching comedy deals with emotional themes.
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