|Cast: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Alan Arkin|
Director(s): David Frankel
Genre: Coming-of-Age Drama
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Whoa boy. Break out the kleenex and enjoy this great family pic.
This movie had a little of everything. i laughed and I creid more than I think I've EVER EVER cried during a movie...seriously.
First off, the entire story follows my own personal life quite well, so everything hit home. Young couple gets married, picks up and moves to a new city. Has a dog, then starts having babies (the usual life stresses of these events enter the picture). It's really not much mor to it than that, but it kinda follows the life of their dog Marley, who is simply one of the "worst behaved dogs" ever.
The ending is a big tear jerker as the dog obviously ages over the years to the point where his is sick and must be put down. It's during these final 20 minutes or so, that MY god decides to wander down to the basement (which he rarely does) and plop himself right on my chest looking at me in the face. Man did I start to bawl. At the precise moment of the dog's demise, my wife calls. I stupidly answer the phone unable to talk from being so choked up. She panics and thinks there's something worng with one of the kids. What a disaster...yeesh! Far too much energy spent on a "family film".
So now that you are all sitting there saying "what a baby" I suggest you watch. If you've ever lost a pet that you felt was like family, I will bet any amount of money that you cry watching this movie. If you don't...well...you are evil and have no soul.
PS. I still love Jennifer Aniston...so hot! Owen Wilson gives probably his best performance ever (for what that's worth). Good suppoting cast too. Alan Arkin is always a joy to watch. Right in his element here as the head of a major news paper. Great stuff.
Mitch, for the record, many scenes reminded me of Kramer & Piffles. You should watch when you get a chance. You'll cry more than you did during the Muppets Take Manhattan (true story)
It's for that reason that I'm avoiding watching this. There's crying, but then there's painful memory crying, and that I don't need.
(p.s. you forgot Mandy)
No I didn't. There were very specific scenes that reminded me of Kramer and or Piffles. But just not Mandy or Duffy...yeesh!
Forgot to mention. Kathleen Turner has a 1 scene role. Man did she get FAT. I didn't recognize her until the credits. I once thought she was rather hot.
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