I read this book about 4 or 5 years ago, and I didn’t think the movie would do it justice. I figured it would be loosely based on the book, but because it starred Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson it would be more slapstick than anything with real substance. I like both those actors, so I figured why not Netflix it? I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the movie in a lot of parts very true to the book, but the actors pulled off the subtle deep moments of the film. My only complaint was that the movie was a little long, but in order to stick with the book, it had to be.
I love the plot: basically just a story about a family and their wacky dog. In parts you get mad at Marley because he’s so wild and misbehaved, but mostly you love him. Of course there are sad moments, and by the end of the movie both my boyfriend and I were in tears. It’s a great movie for dog lovers, and if you have a dog, it will make you give him an extra pat, or maybe throw his favorite ball a little more often. I know it sure made me appreciate mine, if only for the fact that when I leave the house, I know he won’t rip my couch apart like Marley!