I was very surprised. I watch this film at a major Hollywood junket with many other reviewers. We also viewed, Bedtime Stories, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons. Marley and Buttons were favored best. I thought Marley would have been a so-so film. I was wrong. Reviewers really connected favorably with both of these two films. I think this was because they were about life in all its dimensions –career, marriage, children, birth and death. I recommend Marley to you. In Marley you will experience Unconditional Love in a new tear jerking way. Marley may just be God-in-canine. You know what you get when you spell dog backwards?