|A Parental Review of "Marley and Me" for Concerned Parents:|
First, this is a min-review – I need to tell you right off the bat that we have not gone to see Marley and Me (although I have read the book), and I’m going to tell you why.
Because Marley dies. He dies in the book, and he dies at the end the movie.
It’s that simple. Yes, it’s the circle of life, and yes, all good things must come to an end, and all dogs go to heaven, or, at least, die.
But if I wanted to take my son to a movie where he falls in love with the lead character only to have it die at the end… well, I wouldn’t. At least not in all its cinematic glory, on the big screen – no matter how tactfully it’s handled.
There are other reasons, according to reliable reports, such as arguing between the couple, the couple trying to conceive (not on-screen, of course, but impliedly), but the main reason we will not go see it is because the dog dies.
And that, primarily, is what concerned parents want to know about the movie Marley and Me. So now you know. He dies.
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