I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie. The trailers made it out to be a comedy, but then someone told me to bring tissue. Now knowing that this is a movie that revolved around a dog, I knew I was probably in trouble since I am a big dog lover.
To be honest the owners of this dog put up with a lot more than I would have with my dog. This dog was very costly when you add up all the property damage that it caused. I sorry but if it would have been my dog, the pound would have had a new guest. Of course it wasn't my dog, so I got to laugh my head off at all the misfortunes put upon these people. I'm sure Wilson and Anniston were probably happy this was just a movie also.
Of course as anyone that has raised dogs knows, eventually your dog becomes more than a pet and a member of the family. When this occurs you put up with a lot more than you think you can. Marley started out as a serrogate kid in this story and ended up as a loving family member.
Even though Marley is a major character and part of the movie, the story between Wilson and Anniston is the real movie. Their love is shown through their years of owning Marley. Even though Marley is a handful with all his antics, they also have to endure lifes up and downs. Sometimes life is great and other times it is full of drama.
This movie is funny and full of drama. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. It is appropriate for the whole family and would make a great addition to your DVD collection.