Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Subscribe and Save Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen in Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Overrated..., 2 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Marley & Me [DVD] (DVD)
This movie is VERY overrated. I have no idea why do many people love it so much and cry at it.

Let me say first that I AM a dog lover. I adore dogs; especially the naughty, playful ones. I cry at dog movies; you won't believe how many buckets I wept at Lassie and White Fang (white fang wasn't even that sad! yet I still cried loads.)
I'm a very emotional person when it comes to movies. and animals. especially movies about animals.

But Marley and Me was a HUGE letdown. The beginning was adorable; i even laughed out loud at the training scenes and whatnot.
but... as the movie went on I got bored. REALLY bored. The thing is, this had SO much potiential to be heartbreaking for me, but the movie focused way too much on the everyday life of the couple, and not enough on the dog. At one point i had completely forgotten they even HAD a dog; which is ridiculous since the movie is called 'Marley and Me', not 'Me and my wife and our lives and my promotions and my daily job and my kids and oh guess what i also have a dog'.

Also, the movie is rated PG! so stop showing them trying to have kids! i watched this with my family and my 8 year old sister was also present, so we had to fast forward a lot of the making out. there was so much of it! and all the sexual references too... seriously, was all that really necessary? I mean it's a family film; it's enough to say that they wanted kids and indicate that they were trying for one, but they really didn't need to show so much of the evidence.

But all in all, my main complaint is that the movie didn't make me fall in love with the characters and the dog enough to cry, or even be bothered about what happened to them. The plot was empty and boring and didn't help develop relationships between characters or anything at all. The idea of a dog kind of dissapeared from the plot after a while, which is very disappointing. It doesn't take a lot for me to get attached to character or drawn into a story, but my god, Marley and Me didn't make me feel anything AT ALL.

Yes, I'm a dog lover. Yes, I'm emotional when it comes to movies.
In fact, I'm a girl that sometimes even cries at tv adverts; when i say that i didn't cry at (and in fact, hated) this movie then there must at least be SOMETHING wrong with it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details