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Marley & Me

Bailey_
March 31st, 2009, 06:32 PM
Hi all...

I'm not sure if anyone has already posted about this movie, but has anyone seen it? I want to read the book, as I'm sure it's even BETTER - but I seriously just bawled my eyes out watching it. :cry:

I love my dog!!!!

angeldogs
March 31st, 2009, 07:55 PM
The book is good,it took me forever to get past the ending.i do want to see the movie.

cell
March 31st, 2009, 08:42 PM
good book, lame movie.

Dee-O-Gee
March 31st, 2009, 08:48 PM
Hi all...

I'm not sure if anyone has already posted about this movie, but has anyone seen it? I want to read the book, as I'm sure it's even BETTER - but I seriously just bawled my eyes out watching it. :cry:

I love my dog!!!!

We lost our beloved Golden in January and all my friends told me "do NOT watch this movie!"

Low and behold---I watched it last evening 50185

I did start reading the book about a year and a half ago and never finished it. I wish I did :sad:

Bailey_
March 31st, 2009, 10:19 PM
We lost our beloved Golden in January and all my friends told me "do NOT watch this movie!"

Low and behold---I watched it last evening 50185

I did start reading the book about a year and a half ago and never finished it. I wish I did :sad:

SO sorry to hear about your doggy. I can totally relate - it was a very hard movie to watch but I enjoyed it.

I was glad to see that they had a little leaflet in the movie cover discussing how much WORK any dog is, and not to get one just because the movie came out.

Luvmypitgirls
April 1st, 2009, 09:31 AM
I've read the book, but I will never watch the movie.
:sad:

Chris21711
April 1st, 2009, 10:01 AM
I read the book...except the last chapter, I was getting too upset. I don't think I will ever finish the book 'cos I know how it ends :sad:

No desire to watch the movie. To date I have always been disappointed when I see a movie of a book I have read.

ancientgirl
April 1st, 2009, 11:30 AM
I've never read the book and will not see the movie. I'd read an interview with the author and it broke my heart to pieces.

Just thinking about it makes me tear up. I can't bring myself to watch that or read it.

CarolynInPEI
April 1st, 2009, 02:23 PM
Hey, I got the book for Christmas and loved it....although it was very sad. It reminded so much of my dog Monty....with the aging, slowing down, etc. When I read the book, Monty was still alive and well but it was still heartbreaking to read because it sounded to soo familiar. Well, since reading the book I had been wanting to see the movie, I rented it last night and it was not a good idea! Monty died two weeks ago and it was way too soon for me to watch that movie. I knew the movie was going to be sad and I thought I could watch it but I really wasn't ready for it.

But it was a good movie and I liked it...book is a lot better tho.

Just thought I would warn ya. I bawled through the whole movie and for atleast an hour afterwards. It's a good movie but if you know the feeling of losing a pet....it's a hard one to watch.

COCO350
April 1st, 2009, 02:30 PM
Wow, I'm glad I've read this post, I was going to rent the movie, the way I'm feeling these days it would not have done me any good...

Bailey_
April 1st, 2009, 03:35 PM
Hey, I got the book for Christmas and loved it....although it was very sad. It reminded so much of my dog Monty....with the aging, slowing down, etc. When I read the book, Monty was still alive and well but it was still heartbreaking to read because it sounded to soo familiar. Well, since reading the book I had been wanting to see the movie, I rented it last night and it was not a good idea! Monty died two weeks ago and it was way too soon for me to watch that movie. I knew the movie was going to be sad and I thought I could watch it but I really wasn't ready for it.

But it was a good movie and I liked it...book is a lot better tho.

Just thought I would warn ya. I bawled through the whole movie and for atleast an hour afterwards. It's a good movie but if you know the feeling of losing a pet....it's a hard one to watch.

Awh, so sorry to hear about your dog. :sad:

It's true, it was a very hard movie to watch. I found it hard even though my dog is happy and healthy. It focuses on some really, really serious and emotional things about being a pet owner and even a parent. I'm really interested in reading the book though, I'll have to look for it.

BenMax
April 1st, 2009, 03:37 PM
I found the book a little dry. I don't think I can watch the movie....I am a complete suck.:cry:

Bailey_
April 1st, 2009, 03:56 PM
I found the book a little dry.

Oh really?? Dang! I need a good read to keep me occupied. haha

I don't think I can watch the movie....I am a complete suck.

Yeah, I don't blame you. I do have to say though that I personally found it very entertaining. I mean, aside from the ineviteable ending, it totally hit the mark on all the other awesome and hilarious times about owning a pet. I thought they developed the relationship between the dog and owners really well, and even though it was emotional and I was bawling, it's now one of my favorite movies for sure. (Maybe I'm just a sucker for emotional stress. lol)

chico2
April 1st, 2009, 04:05 PM
BenMax,I am even worse of a sucker,I do not like movies with animals in it,I loved Babe,but am left wondering if she became bacon and pork-chops after the filming.
I prefer animals in Cartoons:laughing:does not make me cry any less though:laughing:
How's that for a wuss:laughing:

BenMax
April 2nd, 2009, 09:18 AM
BenMax,I am even worse of a sucker,I do not like movies with animals in it,I loved Babe,but am left wondering if she became bacon and pork-chops after the filming.
I prefer animals in Cartoons:laughing:does not make me cry any less though:laughing:
How's that for a wuss:laughing:

Ok top this - did you cry watching Bambi - I did!!:cry:

Bailey_
April 2nd, 2009, 12:18 PM
I think I win. Try crying during Lassie - that new remake with all the no-name actors.

YEAH.

chico2
April 2nd, 2009, 03:46 PM
I cried during Bambi,Lady and the Tramp etc..but at least I knew they were cartoons:laughing:
I am old enough to have seen all the original Lassie movies,also Old Yeller(sp?)talk about cry movies:dog::dog::cry:

Mat&Murph
April 2nd, 2009, 03:51 PM
My hubby cried in Free Willy.... He is a sap!!!!! :laughing: Ever read the book or see the movie "where the red fern grows"? After that one I swore I would never watch or read another dog movie for as long as I live!! I cry to hard,...But I have to admit I really want to see Marley and Me

Luvmypitgirls
April 2nd, 2009, 03:59 PM
I bawl like a baby every time I watch Homeward Bound (the latest version with M.J. Fox as Chance).

The part were the Golden falls into the pit and can't at first get out, omg, even tho I've seen it several times I still :cry: :sad:

I cried during Bambi as well, and Fox and the Hound. Ohhh and Mighty Joe Young and King Kong, those make me bawl too.:sad:

Even that movie with Will Smith, I Am Legend, when he has to kill his dog, omg pass the kleenex :sad:

Mat&Murph
April 2nd, 2009, 04:02 PM
I watched I Am Legends with my niece and I told her if the dog dies I was going to lose it!!! Sure enough I was bawling like a baby and she was laughing at me!!

chico2
April 2nd, 2009, 04:22 PM
M&M,I've heard of"Where the red fern grows"but I think I better not read the book or see the movie(if there is one?)
I cried seeing Free Willie too,your hubby is a sensitive guy:lovestruck:

Mat&Murph
April 2nd, 2009, 04:25 PM
There was a movie, older though. Made in the '70's?? I think. But a really good book but my lord..it really hits you,

Bailey_
April 2nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
Even that movie with Will Smith, I Am Legend, when he has to kill his dog, omg pass the kleenex :sad:

:cry::cry::cry: OHhhh seriously, no kidding. That part KILLS me!!

What about Oliver and Friends? Has anyone seen that cartoon? It's one of my faaaav's, and seriously gets me choked up to this day. :o

ancientgirl
April 2nd, 2009, 05:51 PM
I have a hard time watching these kind of movies. I recently saw one called "Yellow dog." It was a great movie, and thankfully the dog didn't die at the end, but man what he went through to get back home. :cry:

Wolff-jigs
May 23rd, 2010, 11:50 PM
I read the book and saw the movie, loved both!
Yes, a tear jerker ending, but still, great.

The older "Where the red fern grows" is another tear jerker (it had a remake that was okay)

"The retrievers" is funny though it has a sad part.

"A dog of flanders" the old 1950's one is best, it too had a remake but used a Bouvier.
This 1950's one used the same yellow lab in "Old Yeller." Good plot, great actors, splendid scenery.

I always enjoyed the MGM Lassie pictures, those are just splendid productions.

"Jeffs collie" and it's subsequent "Lassie" with Jon Provost I also enjoy.
Provost wrote a book which I am still reading, fascinating read about how Hollywood/TV production was done. I recently sent him an Email from his guestbook, he's just the nicest, most polite fellow!

TwinTails
June 3rd, 2010, 09:17 PM
M&M,I've heard of"Where the red fern grows"but I think I better not read the book or see the movie(if there is one?)
I cried seeing Free Willie too,your hubby is a sensitive guy:lovestruck:

The book is called The Hunters of Cherokee Country - very good (starting to reread it myself :D). The movie is amazing as well :)