Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Saddest Movie Ever - Marley & Me

Everyone knows how much I love dogs especially how enfatuated I am in with our dog Tanner. Therefore I couldn't wait to see the movie, "Marley & Me" but let me tell you - I should have listened to all of the warnings about how sad the movie was. Honestly I can't remember the last time I cried....oh I mean sobbed during a movie like this. There should be a WARNING at the beginning of the movie that encourages young children, hormonal women, or anyone else that loves dogs to get up and leave the movie immediately. Don't get me wrong, the movie was excellent and told the story of how precious dogs are to us but could they have made the end of the movie any sadder?!?! If you are thinking about watching the movie, please take my warning and bring a box of Kleenex - yes a full box and make sure you are emotionally in a very happy place. I kept thinking about how lucky we are to have Tanner and the reality is that someday his time will come but I just can't imagine going through that. Now I'm sure there are some skeptics out there that wouldn't agree with me but I don't know how you can't cry in that movie. I've often heard people say, "it's just a dog" and nothing makes me angrier than hearing an ignorant and insensitive comment like that. What does it mean anyways - "just a dog"? I am just grateful that those that make those comments aren't dog owners because I would feel sorry for that dog. Wait better yet, I wish those people would get a dog so that they can witness and experience first hand the unconditional love that they provide to us. Dogs are truly full of love and I just don't know what we would do without them.


Brooke Groelle said...

I have heard that it is really sad :( I probably won't be seeing it anytime soon.... but 2 years from now, when it is on TV, I will remember about the tissues :)

PRichards said...

I read the book a couple years ago and it was so hard at the end. I will NEVER see the movie---though I love Jennifer Aniston. I warn everyone... Can you remember what life was like before Tanner?
Geez we sound like our dogs are our kids! ;)

David Anderson said...

Even I cried at the end of this movie.

Terri said...

I wait til it comes out on DVD - then I can sob in the privacy of my own home. If you liked that story, you should either read or listen to the audio book version of Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat that Touched the World. I totally get what you're saying about dogs "just being dogs." My cats are people, just like Tanner.
Here's to Tanner, Tosca and Figaro and to the speical role they play in our lives!