There are two things I need to disclose before you read this article of mine. One, is that I LOVE dogs. Second is that I don’t cry at movies. Hollywood movies about pets, in my opinion, are annoyingly cute. This movie is titled “MARLEY AND ME”, featuring Jennifer Anniston and Owen Wilson, where Marley is the dog, but it isn’t really about Marley, but about the people around Marley. The movie is about marriage, sacrifice, importance of commitment, finding happiness and joy at unexpected places. I would say that this film is a must for dog lovers. Grogan’s hyperactive lab isn’t just a dog you see, but who keeps the family together in their ups and downs , which actually is a part and parcel of every couple’s life.
Who wouldn’t love a yellow fur ball that doesn’t chew household items, but actually eats them? Marley was labeled the “world’s worst dog” by his owners, only to figure out later that Marley was not a bad dog after all, but a beloved member of their family.
John and Jenny are happily married journalist couple, who like most other young couples, decide to start off their family with a dog. But Marley is not your ordinary yellow Labrador. He is actually a four-legged eating machine. Marley eats up everything, including the answering machine, the diamond necklace and transforms the house into a mess. Sofas are a favorite treat of his.
I honestly believe you would have to have a heart of stone for not falling in love with Marley. One of the most interesting events occurs when the Grogans were at a dinner. Marley is secured to the dining table and drinks are served. However, when Marley spots another dog strutting down the road, he charges after , dragging the metal table with him. Needless to say that the family didn’t take Marley out for too many dinners thereafter.
Marley is sent out of the obedience school. He terrorizes pet sitters making it impossible for John and Jenny to go out on a vacation. He ends up having nervous breakdowns when there is thunder and lightning. So what is the glue that keeps the family together? It’s nothing but Marley’s unconditional and irrevocable love for the Grogans.
A dog doesn’t care whether you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb.Give it your heart and he’ll give you his.Who will make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary? Sometimes a smelly dog with worse manners and pure intentions help us look into ourselves. How true it is that a dog has no use for fancy cars,or big homes or designer clothes.A waterlogged stick will do just fine