Marley & Me (2008)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 55 mins

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After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog.
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Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson

Crew: David Frankel (Director), Florian Ballhaus (Director of Photography), Theodore Shapiro (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 25 Dec 2008 (India)

Tagline: Their relationship wasn't going anywhere until one little thing tied it all together.

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Did you know? 22 different dogs played Marley. Read More
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as Jenny
as John
as Arnie Klein
as Viviana
as Dr. Platt
as Lisa
as Shannon
as Ms. Kornblut
as Patrick (Age 10)
as Lori
as Neighbor Steve

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Their relationship wasn't going anywhere until one little thing tied it all together.
Heel the love
Goofs:
Revealing Mistakes
When John and Jenny first go to look at puppies, the breeder tells them that they'll have to wait three weeks until the puppies are weaned. This would put the pups at about four or five weeks old, when they should weigh about 4 pounds. However, the size of the puppies used in the scene puts them closer to 10 or 12 weeks of age.

Revealing Mistakes
When Debbie the dogsitter is startled by Marley in the shower, the hem of her body suit is visible pressed against the shower curtain.

Revealing Mistakes
Marley's features (ear shape, head shape, color) keep changing during the duration of this movie revealing that more than one dog was used.

Revealing Mistakes
When Jenny returns from Gainesville, John picks her up from the airport in what it seems to be a rainy day. Even though the water is pouring on their car, the men walking in the distance are obviously not rained upon and the asphalt is dry.

Errors in Geography
About two-thirds of the way through the picture, West Palm Beach Police show up at the beach, responding to the dog pooping in the water. This beach is in the jurisdiction of the Palm Beach Police, not the West PB Police.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When the main characters are walking down the beach and are shown from in front, you can see the stirred up sand from dragging the camera along. When the shot changes to behind, this is not visible, nor when they are shown from the side. These three viewpoints keep rotating, making the trail appear and disappear repeatedly.

Continuity
When John first brings puppy Marley home, Marley's collar suddenly appears as John picks him up to take him from the car.

Continuity
Towards the beginning in the movie Owen Wilson and Eric Dane are at the newspaper talking, Wilson takes his bag off twice - once before his boss tells him his assignment, and then again after.

Continuity
(at around 1h 35 mins) The position and direction of the dog collar changes from one side to another. At first the direction of the buckle is clockwise and after a while the direction of buckle is anti-clockwise.

Continuity
When John and Sebastian are taking about Sebastian going to Columbia, John has his bag over his shoulder and removes it. The editor comes out and tells John he has to cover a methane leak, and he has the bag is on his shoulder and removes it again.

Continuity
The height of the window in the passengers side door changes from shot to shot when Marley tries to get out of it on the way to the veterinary clinic.

Continuity
The first outside shot of Debbie the dog sitters car shows a burgundy older model Volkswagen Cabriolet. When the car is shown through the window in the next shot it is now a newer model Volkswagen Cabriolet and a brighter color red.

Continuity
The first outside shot of Debbie the dog sitters car shows a burgundy older model Volkswagen Cabriolet. When the car is shown through the window in the next shot it is now a newer model Volkswagen Cabriolet and a brighter color red.

Continuity
When John gets a cup from the cabinet, the cabinet is open but in the next shot it's closed.

Continuity
This goof is also in the trailer. When Marley is being taken to the vet, he is trying to get out of the car. He starts walking and his hind legs are in the car but in the next scene they are outside the car. They are then in the car and back out again.

Continuity
In one scene they have two cars a Honda and another car. But in one shot, instead of the Honda in the driveway there is a Volvo. Then in the next shot it is back with the Honda and the Volvo doesn't appear till a couple of scenes later.

Continuity
In the scene where the kids get off the school bus, at first you see two cars in the driveway, but in the next shot looking at the house there is only one car.

Continuity
When dropping Jennifer off at the airport, they're in a rusty red Toyota Tercel, but while driving home with the dog, John is driving a Honda Accord.

Continuity
In the scene where John and Jen are choosing a puppy, you can see that Jen is holding "clearance puppy". The next time you see her she is not holding a puppy, then she is holding the puppy again, and then she isn't.

Character Error
In the first scene in the their house, Jennifer is reading John's column, an ad on the back page has discount misspelled "diccount".

Character Error
After John picks up Jen from the airport and Marley destroys the garage, Jen is petting Marley and calls him Miley not Marley.
Trivia:
Dave Barry: During the surprise birthday party scene you can see the former Miami Herald columnist standing on the right of the shot smiling.

John Grogan: The original book's author appears as the Cocker Spaniel owner in the dog training class.

Beach scenes apparently set in Briny Breezes, an area nicknamed "Dog Beach" by locals for its friendliness to the canine set. Palm Beach County Commissioners banned dogs from the beach, for reasons self-evident in the last beach scene.

The "Sun-Sentinel" and "Philadelphia Inquirer" office scenes were filmed on location.

Owen Wilson's real parents played his parents in the movie. His mom's biggest problem was remembering not to call him Owen.

22 different dogs played Marley.