Dog steals show in 'Marley and Me'

It’s a dog’s life in Hollywood … can’t escape the slew of films featuring our four-legged friends.

Director: David Frankel

Cast: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Eric Dane

Cert: PG

It’s a dog’s life in Hollywood … can’t escape the slew of films featuring our four-legged friends.

So here’s another one, featuring the cute - if slightly destructive – Marley whose motto is clearly based on the notion that everything is fair game for eating and/or wrecking.

The film is based on a true story – and best-selling book – in which journalist John Grogan (Wilson) bought a puppy for his broody wife (Aniston) in the hope that it would buy him time to love the notion of fatherhood.

It’s a fun, if slight, film in which Marley steals all of the scenes simply by being a dog. So don’t expect there to be a strong plot.

Wilson and Aniston make a nice couple, even if their characters aren’t fully rounded-out, and pooch lovers will delight in the antics of our small, energetic hero.

Star Rating: 4/5

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