Monday, 21 November 2011
Films: Marley & Me: The Puppy Years
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years
Director: Michael Damian
Released: 14th November 2011 (DVD & Blu)
Wow! Does anyone have a hot poker to hand, so I can poke my eyes out with it? I cannot un-see what I’ve just seen! To prove I actually sat down and watched this drivel for the sake of a review, I will recite some of the story, thus:
The credits at the start have lots of cute pictures of Labradors, presumably just to get the viewer in the mood for what’s to come. As I’m already bored by these pictures, I begin to read the credit and the words “and Grayson Russell as the voice of Marley” pop up on the screen. Wait one doggone minute! I thought Marley was a dog?? Okay, I’ll stick with it…
The basic story is that Marley is still a puppy and he has been entrusted to John and Jennifer Grogan’s nephew, Bodie (stupid name), while they are off ‘somewhere’ for the whole summer. If you ask me, this is a little irresponsible to get a puppy and then go straight on holiday. That poor dog is going to be so confused as to who its owners are. Also, I feel a bit cheated that this was never mentioned in the first Marley & Me movie. A whole summer is a big part of a puppy’s life, especially with all the shenanigans he gets up to.
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