Christmas day was the premiere of the movie “Marley and Me”. Billy and I read the book and fell in love with the story, plus our dog’s name is Marley so we’ve been anticipating the premiere of this movie ever since we heard about it. It really was a cute movie. I do have to say, though, that reading the book was a lot more exciting. Don’t get me wrong, I love the movie, and everyone in the theatre was in tears at the end, but it just seemed like something was missing. Maybe that’s because I already had formed a clear image in my mind of how the characters should look, act, feel, etc. I mean when we read the book Owen Wilson playing John Grogan didn’t pop into my imagination. Also it seemed like they had to pack so much into the movie that there wasn’t a lot of depth to the characters. Anyway that’s enough critiquing from me, but if you want a movie that the whole family can see, then this is your movie. It’s a comedy and romance, which are my two favorite things. Just be sure to bring some extra tissues!
“Marley and Me” December 29, 2008