Monday, April 20, 2009

The world's worst dog

No... not Luka!

I finally sat still long enough to watch "Marley and Me". What a sweet movie. Most of Marley's antics felt very familiar, as I imagine they would to any owner of a Labrador.

I'd read the book years ago when it first came out and I think this is one instance where I enjoyed the movie more than the book.

Just don't watch the end.


Lynne said...

Glad you liked the movie. (I'm not a big fan of either Owen Wilson or Jennifer Aniston.)
The book made me boo-hoo.

Mary said...

I started the book but didn't finish it and haven't seen the movie. Hmmmm. Maybe I'll finish it in Wva. Naaaa. I won't read there.

LauraHinNJ said...

I could always bring the DVD along and we could have a grand bawling session.


Owen Wilson was actually ok in this one, not so much of his dopey surfer-dude persona.

KGMom said...

Good friends of ours fell in love with a bundle of fur lab puppy, a yellow lab. He grew up to be Tuck, who ate everything in sight. And I mean everything.
When Marley & Me came out, the husband bought the book, and kept telling stories from the book saying--just like Tuck. The wife did get a little peeved, lest we think their dog the worst in the world.
Sadly, Tuck died quite suddenly a couple of summers ago. They were understandably bereft. Then they went looking for a new dog, and ended up rescuing a weirmeraner named Ada.
Enjoy your birding trip.

Floridacracker said...

Now you tell me.

I watched it finally with my daughter scrutinizing my face constantly at the end for signs of tears.
The lights were low, I think I pulled it off, but dang!

And yes, I completely identified with so much of Marley's antics.

Beth said...

Haven't seen the movie, but the book made me cry like a baby. The author was a columnist for our local paper and I remember crying when he wrote his column about Marley's death. Then he made it into a book. We get so darn attached to our pets.


Anonymous said...

Great book and a great movie. Really enjoyed them both! Very, very familiar!