Marley and Me
Adaptation of John Grogan’s bestselling memoir about an incorrigible Labrador retriever. Marley is the yellow lab adopted by Grogan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his wife. Their idea was to give them a taste of parenthood, but the dog proved to be a hyperactive handful. He wreaks havoc, gets kicked out of obedience school and gets even worse when the children begin to arrive, yet becomes an indispensable part of the family.
Marley is quite a dog. He has no shame and doesn’t know what it means to be embarrassed. When his owner, John Grogan, visits a home for sale, Marley moves with lightning speed and runs through the house to the open back door and dives in the pool. Grogan is the one embarrassed, and he asks the owner “Whose dog is that?”
Despite his fondness for chewing up the furniture, eating mangos and leaving proof of this in front of the house, as well as a host of other embarrassing habits, there is never a dull moment around him. Known in the beginning as the “clearance dog” as John and his wife Jennifer got him for a great price, they do grow very fond of him which makes for a meaningful and sad ending. However, due to some sexual comments and innuendos, we are unable to award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.