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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by OnTheRiver, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Friend with kids -- they're ages 4 and 6 -- told me today she wants to take them to see "Marley & Me" this weekend.

    I pulled her aside and said, "Look ... the dog dies. I wouldn't normally tell you, but the kids..."

    She changed her mind on the spot.

    They're pimping this movie pretty hard as a joyous lovefest, and 95 percent of it's going to be. But jeez... the goddamn dog dies. The book made me tear up, and I'm a 30-something man.

    Isn't this going to scar some young'uns?
  2. jps

    jps Active Member

    didn't realize. yeah .... kinda not sure how I'm feelin about that. not one I want to take my kiddo to now, though, for sure.
  3. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I thought the trailers were a tad disingenuous myself.
  4. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    My five year old granddaughter wanted to see it (We have a dog we named Marley). I read the book and I assumed that's why it's a PG movie. We will not be going to see it.
  5. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Mrs. Editude and an Editude daughter saw it today while I was working, and ... no surprises. Mrs. said she found it subdued, actually.
  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Take the kids. If my generation can survive being forced to read Old Yeller in second grade, they can survive Marley.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Dogs die.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    MS. Slappy wants to see it, but won;'t because the dog dies...
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    The book tugs at your heart strings. How loyal are they to it?

    No kids, but I do want to see it. I am a dog lover and liked the book a lot.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    What's tougher to explain, that the dog dies or that the guy playing the lead tried to slit his wrists?
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Also, since it's Hollywood, in the movie version maybe Marley discovers a dog food that makes her live forever.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The billboard ads feature the sweet little puppy with a bow on his collar, looking up with (yes) puppy-dog eyes.

    I would guess a lot of parents who take young kids will be PISSED.
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