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Friday, December 26, 2008

Marley & Me

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A couple of newlyweds (Owen Wilson & Jennifer Aniston) buy a puppy who grows up to be completely out of control, and in so being, ends up controlling the lives of his "masters."

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Alan Arkin, Kathleen Turner, Hayley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Clarke Peters, Finley Jacobsen, Lucy Merriam

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. This movie is a thrill ride for eXtreme dog lovers. It has an unspoken message about taking responsibility for your dog, even when you're dying to give him away to the pound. If you don't relate to that from the bottom of your soul, then this story will not likely resonate with you.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Don't go expecting an Owen Wilson brand comedy... Or even a Jennifer Aniston brand comedy, for that matter.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: If you are that aforementioned eXtreme dog lover, you will not escape it.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: I'm sure PETA will think of some award to give it. They're always looking to jump on everyone else's publicity bandwagon.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Owen Wilson gives one of the most convincing dramatic performances of his career. Jennifer Aniston shows an emotional variation that if performed by Kate Winslet would be garnering her award nominations. And I have the rare opportunity to predict that a new star is born: 6-year-old, Lucy Merriam, in only a very small part, is reminiscent of a young Drew Barrymore in both looks and natural on-screen presence.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: They move from Miami to rural Philadelphia, and through all the seasons of the year, and all of it is shot like a travel magazine, making you want to uproot your life and go there immediately. And let's not forget the dog's performance, whose endearing facial expressions and obnoxious physicality are most likely due to good direction of seamless special effects.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: The depiction of marriage and having kids is incredibly realistic. Unfortunately, realism and entertainment value can often be diametrically opposed, especially since the true story of marriage and kids is grueling and exhausting.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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Amel's Realm said...

I like your sense of humour and the way you write your post.

I find this line to be HILARIOUS: "Jennifer Aniston shows an emotional variation that if performed by Kate Winslet would be garnering her award nominations."

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA...THANKS for the laugh!!!

coffee buzz said...

Marley and Me is money to a great extent because Jennifer Aniston is money; Owen Wilson is... not so much