“Marley and Me,” based on the popular book by John Grogan, is the story of the miraculous connection between dog and owner. It stole the hearts of dog-lovers everywhere. You not only appreciate your own dog more, but you form a relationship with Marley and John.
The movie brings you through a sea of emotions as you follow John (Owen Wilson) through ups and downs in his life, including when he finds Marley, and through the adventures of married life (Jennifer Aniston) and parenthood. As his life changes, one thing stays the same: Marley is by his side.
As John and his dog become closer, you feel yourself falling in love with Marley. The way the movie presents the bond between a person and a dog will definitely leave you in tears.
“Marley and Me” also teaches the great lesson of sticking to what is most important to you. As the demands of work and home are compounded by the struggle of keeping up with a hyper dog, John knows he must choose what is most important. This movie allows you to bond with each character as you follow them through life and reminds you to always stay true to what is important to you, even if you’re learning it from a dog.