Monday, April 13, 2009

Marley and Me - Movie for all dog lovers

One true movie for all dog/cat/animal lovers. The movie tracks the life of a very very hyper active Labrador. The owners adopt him because the husband wants to distract wife's attention from having kids. The dog was sold to them as a clearance puppy and since the owners didn't have time nor the patience to train him when he was a puppy, he grows into an almost unruly dog. He pretty much chews upon anything and everything. He gets kicked out of obedience school. Everybody in the movie but the owners think he is pure evil. As people who are watching the movie, we can see that his intentions are pure and he loves his family very dearly. He is one true companion.

The movie very well documents the frustration of the owners with the dog. The scene of Marley sitting quietly near Jenny when she loses her first baby is heart wrenching, it appears as though only he knew how to handle the situation. Also, the scene towards the end when Marley, just back from the hospital walks up to the front of the yard waiting for kids to arrive is another great one.

The movie ended with a beautiful quote

"A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?"

It is based on a true story and someday I will read the original book.

Me and S saw this movie last Sunday and by the end of the movie I was almost in tears and S was crying away.