Sunday, 24 May 2009

Marley and Me

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.

Spoiler ahead:
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
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  1. Carine told me about that movie and I downloaded it. Watched it a few weeks ago. I really like Marley and me. Cried a lot though! :(

  2. @ Angele, it was lucky I thought of bringing some tissue paper with me for the movie. The tears flowed uncontrollably. :(

  3. Bloggers to the Cine!!!

    Needless to say that I cried for most part of the movielol, you are not the only girl who did this!

    btw, is my pc doing some mischief or your comment box does not allow some copy and paste?
    Noticed that since some time.

  4. @ Yashvin, yeah I don't know what's the matter with the comment form. It allows copy/paste 1 out of 2 times. Have to refresh the page to resolve the problem. It's really annoying. :S

  5. heard it's a nice movie and no i am not going to watch it cause i know i'll cry my ass out thinking about my pets :(

  6. I haven't watched the movie yet but I loved the book. :D

  7. Rooch, yup sometimes it's better to skip sad movies, they're like emotional tortures. :(

    Aline, wow you read the book?! :D I read a small part of chapter 1 last night and it looks awesome. John Grogan's writing style is really captivating.

  8. I loved the movie. I love Owen Wilson's movies. That guy is funny.

    I did not expect the movie to be that sad, actually. But it is a good movie. Had a good time.

  9. Read a review on this movie, seems nice, will watch it when am free :)

  10. I didn't know they had yet to show it in Mauritius when I blogged about it some time ago. I cried so much too :(

    I love horror movie and so does the husband! :) But those horror movies that they show nowadays aren't really scary anymore...

  11. Have to watch the movie sometime. For now, it's the book digested well! Angele wanted to know if I had watched this movie in her post to me since I have a pet dog like Marley. Do pop over and visit :))

  12. i hated that movie! its such a torture in the end, and all throughout because of owen wilson's lame performance! i think i cried for about 30 mins after the film thinking about all the dogs i had that died. dogs aren't meant to die.

  13. common , the dod did not die ... i saw they used him in another movie XD

    i liked the film 3/5 stars