Yesterday Jev and I went to Cine Star at Caudan to watch this movie, Marley and me. It had been a pretty long time since we last watched a movie together. The previous one was Invasion, starring Nicole Kidman and it was a real bore for a zombie movie.
Anyway, I was quite skeptical about Marley and me. The movie summary I had read the day before did not convince me and I'm actually into horror and action movies, especially when it comes to watching them in theatres. But then I let Jevin convince me into watching this one and I must say that I was not disappointed.
Marley and me is the story of a newly-wed journalist couple, John and Jenni Grogan (played by Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) who adopts a really mischievous labrador, Marley (named after Bob Marley) and who gets really attached to the dog. Marley soon becomes an important member of the family and even inspires most of John Grogan's columns. The dog grows along with the family as 3 children are born. The movie ends with the death of Marley in tragic circumstances.Needless to say that I cried for most part of the movie. I was touched by how this film depicted the relationship that the couple and their children shared with Marley. It reminded me of my first dog, Brownie and about how she brought us lots of happiness when we found her just after we came to live here several years ago.
Marley and me also consisted of some really good humour and funny situations, especially those involving Marley and his mischiefs which makes it a great family movie.
What made the movie even more lovable to me is the fact that it is based on a real story, that of John Grogan and his family and that Marley had really existed. I feel somewhat nostalgic, it's like in those 2 hours spent watching this movie, I kind of got to know Marley. Damn, I must say that the dog who played Marley was a terribly good actor. :D
Ah! Anyway dudettes and dudes and my nostalgic aliens, I'm off to some hot tea sipping and then to some room cleaning. Take care. :D