Here comes trouble.
1. If you want to see a grown man cry, make him watch 'Marley and Me'. It is based on a true story, a best-selling memoir by John Grogan. The whole movie is hilarious but the ending will bring even your grumpy, old uncle to tears. 2. It was years ago when I watched 'Marley and Me' for the first time, my brother downloaded it and because I couldn't see a cover I was truly convinced that it is a film about reggae troubadour Bob, which I'm a big fan of. Turned out that it is a brilliant comedy about a husband, wife, kids and a dog that his owners call “the world’s worst dog". Marley, a golden lab, purchased as a puppy by John for Jennifer as a birthday present, is not a model canine. He appears to be nothing but trouble, he chews up furniture and clothing, he even swallows a fax machine and comes back to have an answering machine for a desert! He fails obedience school, does not know the meaning of "restraint," and makes his owners hate taking him for a walk. 3. The story starts when John (Owen Wilson) and Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) relocate to South Florida from Michigan and decide to adopt a dog rather than having kids right away, given their busy jobs at daily newspapers. John is a young guy dreaming of working for the New York Times, for whom he wants to write about war zones and trouble spots. Instead, he's reduced to reporting stories about methane leaks and power struggles at the local Rotary Club. Luckily, his paper's editor gives him his own column. He starts to write about stuff he's been doing, feelings and, quite often his dog Marley, who can be a pain but is fundamentally a joy. A bit like life? 4. “ Marley and Me” is one of those few movies, that you can happily watch several times and you will still look forward to watching it again. It is on my 10 top movies list, between “ Forest Gump” and “There’s something about Marry”. In fact I like it so much, that I named our very own much loved golden retriever -...
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