I have been a sucker for movies that involves dog and fatherly love (yeah, and the vampires and night world thing but i don't cry watching and reading those). I watched Marley and me for the I-don’t-even-know-till-I-lost-count time. Shed tears again.
Marley and me is originally a book. So, it’s up to the movie director to make the movie into a masterpiece (exaggerating?? No.) that can make it to the top. Otherwise, it will just sink like an anchor, at least the anchor serve its purpose.
The story revolves around John Grogan, Jennifer and Marley the dog. They (John and Jennifer) got married and moved to Florida. Sebastian (John colleague and best friend) suggested to John to get a puppy for Jennifer so that he can build his career before starting a family (and stalling her biological clock. The first excuse sounds more mature.. :P) Growing up, Marley never loses his puppy energy, well that explains the jumping and sprinting and running, and continues to test the patience of John and Jennifer. They brought Marley to obedient school and got kick out after dry humping the instructor leg whose hair looks like poodle. That shows Marley’s lack of self-discipline. He continued chewing on everything.
After a while, Jennifer and John think that they have everything and ready to start a family. Conceived and delivered. Marley is very fond of kids though, in my point of view. At least he didn’t chew on the kids.
After 3 kids, John and his family moved to Philadelphia. Then Marley fall sick as he is quite old by this time. He succumbed to a twisted stomach problem.
That’s the synopsis on the movie. Are you going to watch it, AGAIN? :)
I have watched it thousands of time but never occurred to me about reading the original book. But I got it already and I am so ready to start another tear shedding adventure.I'll tell you if the movie and the book is world apart. Some how, my own Marley at hearts tell me it is. Oh well, I should just give myself the benefit of doubt until I read it.
P/S: oh… I have finished reading the book Betrayed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast. I will post my two cents on it soon.
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