Cast & Crew
Evidently contrived and something of an ungainly hybrid, the film shares its canine protagonist's facility for wearing down your resistance.
The dog -- or the many dogs who play Marley through the years -- also delivers some of the funniest scenes.
I think this movie works because of the relationship on screen between Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.
The movie is ultimately less about the pain of loss than about the way families often take shape around a pet.
David Frankel adapts John Grogan's sentimental bestseller with no artistic pretensions beyond alternately making you feel like your heart is caving in, then injecting you with a gigantic syringe of good cheer.
It's a film guaranteed to appeal to tender-hearted pet lovers. But the movie, which was largely filmed in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, turns out to be less about dogs than it is about one man's trajectory through adulthood.