Saturday, January 3, 2009

Marley & Me: A Movie We Both Liked!

Tuesday we went to see the movie "Marley & Me" and enjoyed it very much! It is very close to the book, but in the movie, I liked the people better than in the book. The wife seemed nicer and they cut out the part that made me angry at the owners near the end of the book when they went on vacation when Marley was in such bad shape so I actually liked the movie better. Also, the parts in the book that dragged about his job didn't drag in the movie.

Gerard read some reviews that said it was not all that good and wondered what movie they watched. Couldn't have been the one we saw, that's for sure! We both liked the book very much and since the movie followed it closely, we liked the movie very much as well. It is one of the best books we ever read! Like I mentioned in my earlier post about actually getting to pet one of the dogs that played Marley, it is the book that inspired me to go ahead and write "My Funny Dad, Harry" about my dad. (Here's the link to my earlier post in case you missed it: Wonderful Wednesday--What a Great Surprise.)

Although the ending is predictably sad, both my husband and I still cried. I don't think there was a dry in in the whole theater! You know when a movie touches you like that, it's a good one. Of course the fact that we watched it the day before the anniversary of our cat, Moe's, death brought back memories of those sad days when Moe lost his get up and go. I'm sure anyone whose experienced the death of a pet will relate. For Moe's story, here's the link for it if you have some time: Our Miracle Cat, Moe.

The dogs played their parts as Marley extremely well too. I'm amazed that the director and trainers could actually train a dog to do those things on cue! My favorite part was when they took Marley to dog training and he got kicked out when even the instructor couldn't get the dog to heel! Most of the movie is very funny an the puppy dog is way cute!

We highly recommend this family movie and would love to hear your comments if you've either seen it or read the book.


Daisy said...

We can't wait to see it. The book made me cry, too.

Sandee said...

Thanks for the review. I'll watch this one when it comes out in video. I love family movies.

Have a terrific weekend. :)

Alan said...

I saw your has to oats (cat grass)

Tracey said...

I loved the book, and am looking forward to the movie.

Unknown said...

My sister and I are going to try to go see it while I am here visting, I can't wait. I cried when I took my kids to see All Dogs Go To Heaven. Happy Sunday.


The Silver Age Sara said...

My son saw the movie and I don't think I can bring myself to go see it. It does sound great though.

Anonymous said...

It's really only sad near the end. Most of it is very funny!

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