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Marley & Me (2008)

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Comedy, Drama, Family |

Marley & Me is a American comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel from a screenplay by Scott Frank and Don Roos, based on the 2005 memoir of the same name by John Grogan. The film stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as the owners of Marley, a Labrador retriever. Marley & Me was released in the United States and Canada on December 25, 2008, and set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever with $14.75 million in ticket sales. The film was followed by a 2011 direct-to-video prequel, Marley & Me: The Puppy Years.

Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan escape the brutal Michigan winters and relocate to South Florida, each landing reporter jobs at competing newspapers. At The Palm Beach Post, Jenny immediately receives prominent front-page assignments, while at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, John finds himself writing obituaries and mundane two-paragraph news articles.

When John senses Jenny is contemplating motherhood, his friend and co-worker, Sebastian Tunney, suggests adopting a dog to test the couple’s readiness to raise a family. They choose a yellow Labrador retriever puppy that John names Marley. Marley soon proves to be incorrigible, forcing John and Jenny to enroll him in dog obedience. The instructor, Ms. Kornblut, claims any dog is trainable, but Marley is so disruptive that she expels him. Neutering also has little effect on curbing Marley’s rowdy behavior.

Editor Arnie Klein offers John a twice-weekly column covering the fun and foibles of everyday life. Initially stumped for ideas, John realizes that Marley’s misadventures might be the perfect topic for his first column. Arnie loves the column, and Marley’s continual wreaking havoc on the household provides John a wealth of material.

Director: David Frankel

Writers: Scott Frank (screenplay), Don Roos (screenplay), John Grogan (book)

Stars: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Nathan Gamble, Haley Bennett

Cast:

Owen WilsonJohn
Jennifer AnistonJenny
Eric DaneSebastian
Kathleen TurnerMs. Kornblut
Alan ArkinArnie Klein
Nathan GamblePatrick (Age 10)
Haley BennettLisa
Ann DowdDr. Platt
Clarke PetersEditor
Finley JacobsenConor (Age 8)
Lucy MerriamColleen (Age 5)
Bryce RobinsonPatrick (Age 7)
Ben HylandConor (Age 5)
Sarah O’KellyNeighbor Mom (Nurse)
Keith HudsonBig Guy
Haley HudsonDebby
Tom IrwinDr. Sherman
Alec MapaJorge
Sandy MartinLori
Joyce Van PattenMrs. Butterly
Zabryna GuevaraOB-GYN Nurse
Megan GraceSecretary (as Megan Mazaika)
Haley HigginsShannon
Ana AyoraViviana
Matthew J. WaltersBilly
Nicole HeroldSunbather
Paul TeiDude
Gaston RenaudMetro Reporter
Angelina AsseretoWaitress
Emmett RobinBoy
Lisa VargaStill Photographer
Dylan HenryPatrick (Age 3)
Stephen Lee DavisNeighbor Steve
Michael BaskinParty Guy Michael
Bradley FrishmanPatrick (Age 20 Months)
Eric CongerNewscaster
Corbin KellyOffice Worker / Sports reporter
Natalie MillerRealtor
Almudena AlcazarNanny
Paul AldanéeNewspaper Tourist
Frank ApollonioNewspaper Employee
Dave ArgentiBaseball Fan at Marlins Game
Louisa BallhausExtra
Robert BizikBusinessman
Pearce BlairAirport Passenger
Gregory R. CampbellJournalist
John CimilloPedestrian
ClydeAdult Marley
David CollihanNewspaper Reporter
Eric DitmanReporter
Emilio Estefan Jr.Self
Gloria EstefanSelf
Lee FarrellKid on Bus
Patrick H. FoxAirport Traveler
Richard GravesNewspaper Staff
John GroganCocker Spaniel Owner
Mita HebleBusiness Professional
JonahMarley
Erik JosephSentinel News Reporter
Elissa KapneckBeach Girl
Jamie D. KneeGirl in Park
Danielle LilleyPart Tourist
Claudia LondoñoRollerblader
Marc MacaulayThe Police Officer
John MitchellNewspaper Reporter
Jeffrey MoweryNeighbor
Barbara PergamentPoodle Lady
Kristin PopelkaNewsroom Reporter
Elizabeth PowersSelf
Emily Evan RaeEmma
RudyMarley
Robert SchlegelPolice Officer
Chris ShawReporter
Keyon SmithNewspaper Employee
Jimmy StarAirport Passenger
Dan Van WertJournalist
Mike WilsonSports Reporter
Lindsey ZajacNewspaper Reporter

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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