Marley & Me (Saturday's Favorite Movie Moment)

Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson star as newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan, in the screen adaptation of Marley & Me. The movie is based on the novel, Marley & Me, by Marley's true owner, Pennsylvania columnist John Grogan; who wrote many columns about his beloved Golden "Laberdoodle", Marley; also affectionately referred to as the "worlds worst dog."

This Saturday, instead of posting Saturday's Favorite Movie Moment without any words, I decided to share a little about the background of Marley & Me, partly because it's a true story, but also because it's based on John's Grogan's moving novel, written in first person narrative.

John's novel, Marley & Me, was published in 2005; after an overwhelming response to the eulogy he wrote for Marley in his column; then, Bad Dog, Marley, a picture book for children, based on his original story followed; Bad Dog, Marley was published in 2007. (Harper Collins)

I loved all three adaptations of Marley and Me, in fact, I read the novel twice, the children's book several times, and saw the movie in the theater and at home.

Marley & Me has something for everyone; moviegoers, readers, or both, in addition to two other children's books I neglected to mention; A Dog Like No Other, for younger readers without the sexual content in the original novel, and A Very Marley Christmas.

The Grogan family had their hands full, but they also had a loving family member who taught them about life and how to love. If you haven't seen this movie, watch it, and if you haven't read it, read it, and if you have small children, remember Marley's age appropriate books.

It's a gem; a film that will be watched for years to come. I just had to add all of this...enjoy the clip~

Happy Saturday, and have a terrific week-end.


Leigh said...

That is a great movie! But the book is even better!

Donnie said...

Annie, of course you can add my url to your blogroll... Marley and Me was a really good romantic comedy, and I usually hate romantic comedies.

aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Leigh, Yes, I know, books usually are better than the movie, but this one was close wasn't it?

Thanks for the comment Leigh, and I hope you're having a happy Sunday.


aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Don~ Hooray! Thank you, and I cannot believe I haven't asked you before.
I didn't just want to add it without your knowledge.

I've been to people's blogs before and saw my link, which was nice, but I didn't have the slightest idea who they were...

I know you know me, but you know what I mean- :)

And, I know what you mean about romantic comedies; although, I love most of them, it's getting harder and harder to find a good one.

I think one of the many reasons this movie was good, is due to the story. I would've been really disappointed if Hollywood had ruined it.

Thanks for everything Don.


Daisy said...

We enjoyed the book much more than the movie. But both made our eyes leak a little bit.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're back and feeling better. Missed You!

Sandee said...

I loved the car scene when Marley was making a break for it. Bwhahahahaha.

Great to see you posting again. Hope all is well in your world.

Have a terrific day Annie. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Jackie said...

I absolutely love Percy sledge!! I didn't see this movie. But, I have heard that it is really good. I will have to add it to my NetFlix!!

I hope you have a great Annie,
Big big hugs,

KAT said...

Welcome back Annie!!
I haven't seen the movie, because I heard about the dog, and I don't think I would want to see that, at least not right now. After losing my dog, it is just too hard.

Anyway, An award is waiting for you over at Candles, Crafts and Whatnot. Congrats!

:) Kat

Julie said...

What an adorable movie. I love dogs.

Misty DawnS said...

I read the book twice, and then my step-daughter got me the movie for Mother's Day (and a 'I'm glad you survived the tornado') gift.
I still cry everytime I watch the movie, even though I know what is going to happen. I'm such a sap!

Anonymous said...

Marley and me is a family comedy drama movie.....John and Jennifer and dog named marley are living together....with the passage of time they think that Marley is become a separable part of their life. i like the story i download Marley and me movie from this website.....

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