As the owners of a particularly naughty and destructive Labrador, it was an absolute given that we were going to see Marley and Me, the new film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. This is a wonderful film based on John Grogan's memoirs Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog.
This was a lovely, tender film that received good reviews on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes (user reviews) but was slated by critics and dog haters alike. Before I got puppies, I was also a dog hater and I my stomach too would have turned at the sight of someone using the same spoon as a dog.
I must say that basing a complete live action film on the life of a dog is pretty ambitious. For starters, it is never going to have a happy ending is it? I did enjoy this film a lot but I have to be honest; being a faithful retelling of actual events, it does get a bit tedious at times. I do understand all the criticism then but on the other hand, this film is a must for any dog lover and I do recommend it.
Awww - how can I give that gorgeous little Labby face anything other than a four out of five???