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Old 12-26-08, 08:56 AM
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Marley & Me (Frankel, 2008) Owen Wilson, Aniston, Arkin, and a Labrador

Saw this movie yesterday and it didn't disappoint. I didn't have particularly high expectations: I was thinking it would be a bunch of dog/puppy hijinks strung together with slice-of-life stories and the occasional syrupy sweet melodrama.

And that's what it was. But damnit if you couldn't hear sobs in the last twenty minutes of the movie along with the occasional loud bawl.
Old 12-26-08, 09:46 AM
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I'll probably be seeing it with the family in a few days. I'm getting so tired, though, of animal movies ending up with the animals dying at the end. I see those types of movies once and don't even consider buying them on DVD since they're all the same.
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Congratulate this movie for beating out Benjamin Button. Wow.
Old 12-28-08, 12:50 PM
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Congratulate this movie for beating out Benjamin Button. Wow.
I'm not really surprised it did. I'm sure a ton of kids went to see this movie over Christmas.
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But damnit if you couldn't hear sobs in the last twenty minutes of the movie along with the occasional loud bawl.
I'll consider this a spoiler. Now I don't have to see it. WHEW.
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I liked it, but I'm not sure I would have liked it as much if I hadn't read the book first. Not much of a plot.
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The Film Threat review summed up my feelings towards the leads perfectly: "The producers get on thing right, though, and that’s in the movie’s casting. Not many actors could do justice to the vanilla story presented by Grogan and screenwriters Scott Frank and Don Roos, but Wilson and Aniston – two of the blandest, most uninteresting actors working today – are just the actors to pull it off." Really, can anyone think of a more boring duo than those two?
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Only time I've ever broke down and bawled while reading a book was the last 100 or so pages of Marley and Me. Wonderful, wonderful story.

And yesterday, I got a text from my brother after he and his date saw this. Exact words were, "My god, it took everything I had not to cry like a baby during Marley and Me. I was the only person in the theater not sobbing. I AM A MAN!" Then we he got home, he broke down and said he started crying in his truck. Sucker.

Basically, if you're a dog lover, do yourself a favor and go see it. If you're kvrdave, don't bother.
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Really, can anyone think of a more boring duo than those two?
Luke Wilson and Courteney Cox?
Old 12-29-08, 01:47 AM
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Yeah Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston is dry to the extreme. Then I heard how the movie ends so that sealed the deal for me.
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I saw the movie yesterday and wasn't completely sure what to expect. Both the wife and I really liked it. And cried.
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Originally Posted by mcfly
Yeah Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston is dry to the extreme.
No wonder everyone is crying by the end of the movie.
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damnit, I just went over to themoviespoiler.com and am tearing up reading the straightforward synopsis. Stupid dog lover that I am.
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
I'm not really surprised it did. I'm sure a ton of kids went to see this movie over Christmas.
I am not surprised either. Sap always wins out over Drama.
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even though the two kids I went with generally enjoyed the movie, they were kind of twitching over the film's long running time (120 minutes) the one expletive: "shit" (hence why it was rated PG) had me me shaking my head, and wishing I could have put my hands over her ears.
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It is really a great movie.
Spoiler:
Everyone in my screening had a hard time resisting crying towards the end of the move. Makes it even more difficult because it does not happen in a minute, but because it takes around 20 minutes or so for the obvious scene to occur.
I tried not to cry because "I'M A MAN"


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Apparently vandals are going around L.A. spray-painting
Spoiler:
"The Dog Dies"
on all of the movie's billboards.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
Apparently vandals are going around L.A. spray-painting
Spoiler:
"The Dog Dies"
on all of the movie's billboards.
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So this is basically like My Dog Skip?
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I thought the movie was okay, but the first half is much better than the second half.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
Really, can anyone think of a more boring duo than those two?

Yeah, pretty easily.


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Originally Posted by The Bus
Saw this movie yesterday and it didn't disappoint. I didn't have particularly high expectations: I was thinking it would be a bunch of dog/puppy hijinks strung together with slice-of-life stories and the occasional syrupy sweet melodrama.

And that's what it was. But damnit if you couldn't hear sobs in the last twenty minutes of the movie along with the occasional loud bawl.
so,
Spoiler:
They took the dog out yeller' style?
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Ugh.

Would have seen the movie, but the ending seals the deal for us.
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Not all that strong of a movie. Comedy wasn't funny, and I wanted to strangle the dog.

Perhaps this is a film for dog lovers only.
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Luke Wilson and Courteney Cox?
They're up there. Don't forget these two mannequins:

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