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Release Date: December 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 2009

PG|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston) leave behind snowy Michigan and move to Florida, where they buy their first home and find jobs at competing newspapers. Soon afterward, the Grogans adopt Marley, an adorable yellow Labrador pup. But Marley soon grows up to be a mischievous handful. Still, even while he's destroying the furniture and failing obedience school, he always manages to bring out the best in John, Jenny and their growing family.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Nathan Gamble, Haley Bennett, Ann Dowd

Director: David Frankel

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Sunswept Entertainment, Gil Netter

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Friendship, Deception, Love, Growing up, 2000s, Family, Emotional, Office, Death, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A warm and fuzzy family movie, but you do wish that at least once someone would upstage the dog. show more

  • The humans, particularly the wistful Wilson, deadpan Alan Arkin (as Grogan's editor) and Nathan Gamble, a 10-year-old who plays the eldest Grogan child, are very affecting. Aniston, who has great offbeat comic timing, doesn't quite find her rhythm here. show more

  • You'd have to be made of granite to resist all the charms of a free-spirited, 100-pound Lab. Yet the production manages, against heavy odds, to make its canine star an incorrigible bore. show more

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