For all the pet/Dog owners/lovers....

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    Feb 22, 2009 2:03 PM GMT
    You have to go see this movie....it is the best movie I have seen in a long time...If you have ever loved a dog....you will love this movie.


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    Feb 22, 2009 2:09 PM GMT

    I hate movies about dogs ..

    But I like Jennifer ..
  • jc_online

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    Feb 22, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    I don't care for Jennifer; but I love dogs. Hmmm... a movie for everyone?
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    Feb 22, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    I like Jennifer and dogs. Can't wait to see this one.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 22, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    We've been talking about going... I know my bf really will enjoy it. I will as well.

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    Feb 22, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    Oh god. I cried like a little baby. I had a dog who passed away last year, I can say he was one of my best friends. I couldn't be with him when he was put to sleep, he was in CO with my parents. I still feel incredibly guilty that I couldn't be with him in his last moments and say goodbye one last time. I still get choked up thinking about him. If you have lost a pet recently, I would warn you about this movie. It touched me deep inside in a part that is still mourning. Bring a LOT of kleenex!
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    Feb 22, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    I have read the book...but have not seen the movie yet.
    Anyone done both...how is the movie compared to the book?
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    Feb 22, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
    awwwww!!! puppy! i love poofers... i love movies about poofers... i may have to see this one
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    Feb 22, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    If you like reading, read the book first! I read it to my class and cried in front of a roomful of 10 year olds. Not my most manly moment, but one I will remember forever. The book is fantastic!
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    Feb 22, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    I like the idea of a happy dog story.....but...

    Every time a dog is showcased in an entertainment related venue, there's a subsequent spike in demand for that breed.
    Much of the interest is from folks unprepared for the 15 year commitment to a living, feeling being.

    Plus, it would have been somewhat redemptive had they adopted Marley from a shelter rather than a breeder.
    Anyone who has visited an animal shelter lately can tell you they are full of great dogs who are desperate for a home and will probably never get one.

    One last cheery thought, there's something called "Black Dog Syndrome".
    Black dogs seldom get adopted at shelters...there are theories that they don't photograph well or people are frightened of them...whatever.

    Would it have killed Hollywood to use a black lab for the Marley role?


    I'm just sayin'...
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    Feb 22, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Beaux saidI like the idea of a happy dog story.....but...

    Every time a dog is showcased in an entertainment related venue, there's a subsequent spike in demand for that breed.
    Much of the interest is from folks unprepared for the 15 year commitment to a living, feeling being.

    Plus, it would have been somewhat redemptive had they adopted Marley from a shelter rather than a breeder.
    Anyone who has visited an animal shelter lately can tell you they are full of great dogs who are desperate for a home and will probably never get one.

    One last cheery thought, there's something called "Black Dog Syndrome".
    Black dogs seldom get adopted at shelters...there are theories that they don't photograph well or people are frightened of them...whatever.

    Would it have killed Hollywood to use a black lab for the Marley role?


    I'm just sayin'...


    I agree with the superficial spike in breed sales when a dog is featured in Hollywood. However, I'm totally against black dog syndrome, the best dog my family had was a black lab from the school for the leader blind...I would take a black lab again any day. And Marley could not have been black, it's a true story and the dog was actually golden...they couldn't really change that part. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 22, 2009 6:13 PM GMT
    redbull saidYou have to go see this movie....it is the best movie I have seen in a long time...If you have ever loved a dog....you will love this movie.





    Because I have a Golden who I love more than most people...I will not see that stupid movie...I started the book and just stopped....Cara is 5 and I am already freaking...if you look at my profile, you will see that if you want me...you get Cara icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 22, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    I don't think it's fair to blame hollywood for people getting dogs for the wrong reasons. One thing about this movie is, they don't make Marley out to be nearly as "bad" as he was in the book(and real life). I mean it's called "life and love with the world's worst dog" for a reason. I can't stand it when people don't think through all of the negatives of having animals. I love my dog. He is crazy and big and obnoxious and a pain, but he is awesome!
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    Feb 22, 2009 6:17 PM GMT
    Beaux saidI like the idea of a happy dog story.....but...

    Every time a dog is showcased in an entertainment related venue, there's a subsequent spike in demand for that breed.
    Much of the interest is from folks unprepared for the 15 year commitment to a living, feeling being.

    Plus, it would have been somewhat redemptive had they adopted Marley from a shelter rather than a breeder.
    Anyone who has visited an animal shelter lately can tell you they are full of great dogs who are desperate for a home and will probably never get one.

    One last cheery thought, there's something called "Black Dog Syndrome".
    Black dogs seldom get adopted at shelters...there are theories that they don't photograph well or people are frightened of them...whatever.

    Would it have killed Hollywood to use a black lab for the Marley role?


    I'm just sayin'...


    They couldn't use a black lab for Marley, seeing as the movie is based on a book, which is based on the true life experience of the author. The author also in real life got Marley from a breeder. However, the dogs used in the movie were shelter dogs.
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    Feb 22, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    The real life Marley was acquired from a backyard breeder.
    The dogs used in the film ...one of 'em at least...is from a professional breeder:

    "One of the pups used in the film has a local connection: It is the grandchild of Trinity's Titus, a dog owned by Kerrville Lab breeder Stacey Green. Green is braced for an increase in demand for Labs as the result of the movie, but neither she nor another Kerrville breeder I spoke to — Robin D. Hood of Hill Country Labradors — plan to capitalize on it."
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/Breeders_wont_woo_Marley_business.html

    I'd love it if the others were shelter dogs (and ended up in good homes)....have heard there were 10 dogs used to shoot Marley at various stages in life.

    And I fail to see why switching to a different color dog would have invalidated the story.

    I mean, we all know Laura Ingles Wilder looked exactly like Melissa Gilbert.


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    Feb 22, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    Beaux said
    And I fail to see why switching to a different color dog would have invalidated the story.

    I mean, we all know Laura Ingles Wilder looked exactly like Melissa Gilbert.




    Because it wouldn't make sense to change the color of the dog. Real life Marley was golden, and the movie was about Marley...therefore movie Marley was also golden. The real life owners of the dog considered him to be a member of their family, so it wouldn't be true to form if they changed his character in the movie.
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    Feb 22, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    Marley was a Yellow Lab, not a Golden Retriever:
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    It's great they were able to find an actor that looked just like the guy who wrote the book 'cause otherwise it wouldn't have made any sense.
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    Feb 22, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    Whatever, this is stupid.
    It doesn't make sense to change the color of the dog, with that argument they should have just gone to the pound and picked out the first they saw...the movie could have been made with a bulldog, pit bull, or great dane?
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    Feb 22, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    Beaux saidI like the idea of a happy dog story.....but...

    One last cheery thought, there's something called "Black Dog Syndrome".
    Black dogs seldom get adopted at shelters...there are theories that they don't photograph well or people are frightened of them...whatever.

    Would it have killed Hollywood to use a black lab for the Marley role?


    I'm just sayin'...



    Hey! I happen to LOVE my two dark beasties! And I happen to agree with Westporthunk. Me and my pups are a package deal.

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    Feb 22, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    Can't see the ending dude; too many dogs friends have passed on. Also, a Marley in training lives up the street preparing to be a guide dog.icon_sad.gificon_smile.gif
  • vindog

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    Feb 23, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    BiGymGuy saidCan't see the ending dude; too many dogs friends have passed on. Also, a Marley in training lives up the street preparing to be a guide dog.icon_sad.gificon_smile.gif


    thats kind of where I am. I had 1 dog die of old age (7/0icon_cool.gif and one hit by car (10/07) in the same year.

    I cry when I watch the dog whisperer sometimes, and I still haven't thrown away that last bowl of food of my old man's.

    Could be cathartic, though.




  • dfrourke

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    Feb 23, 2009 12:55 AM GMT


    Oh my gods...I cried harder than a little girl watching this movie at the theater...although I also laughed outloud while reading the book...it's a really good movie...and then just two weeks later I got my dog, Berkeley:


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    Feb 23, 2009 2:15 AM GMT
    I must be an idiot because I am totally clueless after reading how to put a photo in a response..I wanted to put a picture of my Dog...icon_neutral.gif Help?
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    Feb 23, 2009 2:40 AM GMT
    Have a dog with cancer right now. Cried reading the book, can't imagine the movie. Will have to wait.
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    Feb 23, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
    This is last weekend.
    Me And The Dogs

    This is why I won't see this movie.