Marley & Me parents guide

Marley & Me

Overall B

Whoever said that a dog was man's best friend had obviously never met Marley! Although amazingly cute, the amazingly difficult yellow lab is wreaking havoc on the home and personal life of his owners, John and Jennifer Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B

Why is Marley & Me rated PG? The MPAA rated Marley & Me PG for thematic material, some suggestive content and language.

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Marley & Me rated PG? Marley & Me is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic material, some suggestive content and language.

This movie about a young family who loves their dog presents some emotional situations related to pet ownership that may be troubling for young children. Sexual innuendo is heard (including discussions about having the dog neutered and the subsequent loss of his manhood), along with the occasional use of a crude anatomical term. A couple discusses having children and twice are shown in the beginning stages of sex (they are still clothed). Another scene has them disrobing and swimming in their backyard pool—no explicit nudity is seen. A dog sexually rubs himself against people and objects. Women are seen in bikinis at the beach. A teen-aged girl is stabbed by her boyfriend—the act is not shown on screen but a little blood is briefly seen. Language includes the use of a couple of moderate and mild profanities, a scatological expletive and terms of deity. A couple drinks to celebrate their marriage.

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Marley & Me
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Marley & Me"

Cast and Crew

Marley & Me is directed by and stars Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Marley & Me movie is March 31, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 31 March 2009

Marley & Me releases in one, two or three disc versions. The Single DVD, which is presented in widescreen format, pats you on the head with additional deleted scenes and a gag reel. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English, Spanish and French), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

If you are a really good boy, the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD (also in widescreen) rewards you with 19 deleted scenes (with commentary by director David Frankel), a gag reel and five featurettes (Finding Marley, Breaking the Golden Rule, On Set with Marley: Dog of All Trades, Animal Adoption and When Not to Pee), along with the Purina Dog Chow Marley & Me Video Contest Finalists and the Purina Dog Chow Video Hall of Fame. This package includes a Digital Copy. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English), Dolby Surround Sound (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

The Three-Disc Blu-Ray Edition treats you with a Blu-ray and DVD copy of the movie (in widescreen), as well as all the bonus extras found on the 2-disc DVD version, a Dog Training Trivia Track and Dog Training 101 (featuring a BonusView video). This package offers audio tracks recorded in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio—Lossless (English) and Dolby Surround Sound 5.1 (Spanish, French and Portuguese), and subtitles in Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean.


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