Marley & Me

Synopsis: After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): David Frankel
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

- They've already got a guy on the metro desk.


- I'm sorry, honey.

- Mmm. So they're putting me on a little thing...

they like to call Desert Storm.

- You got the job?

- I got the job.

You got the job, baby! Ooh!

John Grogan, I knew it!

I just knew it! Okay, Look.

Watch this. Look.

See what happens?

"Job. Done. "

- Okay, so what's next? Lunch?

- House.

- House.

- House.

...planes that can

transmit remote television pictures...

of Iraqi ships and other targets.

Did- Did you get to the quote

about the speed bumps yet?

- "'Lf they save even one life"'-

- "'... it would be worth it. '

And with that, Jan Dickerson's eyes

filled with tears. "

- Filled with tears.

- You like that?

- Or is it too corny?

- Yeah. No.

Is it a little over the top?

Hey, honey, what happened

to the, uh- the Desert Storm piece?

- That's it. The injured girl's dad's in Kuwait.

- Oh.

- Is that not in there?

- Uh-

Uh-uh. I think they cut that.

They-They spelled your name wrong.

- "John Gorgon. "

- You're kidding. Let me see that.

- Forget it.

- Are you joking?

Forget it. You know what?

It's good. It's really good.

It's got the facts.

It's got color.

- It's a really solid piece.

- Thanks.

Well, I mean, I tried to breathe

some life into it, you know-

- Yes.

- I like this article. I'm almost done with yours.

This idea of voting machines

sounds really efficient.

Well, when you get

to the next page, you'll see...

- that I talk about what could happen.

- Hey, it- Oh, okay. I see.

- It continues.

- Yeah.

But actually, the rest of it...

is really just okay.

- It's actually kind of boring.

- No, no. L- It's-

- I'm enjoying this.

- Mmm.

Wow. They really gave you

a lot of space.

Oh, damn. Killed another one.

How am I ever supposed to take care of

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Scott Frank

A. Scott Frank (born March 10, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director, and author. He has earned two Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nominations, for Out of Sight (1998) and Logan (2017). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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