What's the Difference between Marley & Me the Book and Marley & Me the Movie?


Marley & Me

Released: 2005
Author: John Grogan

Marley & Me

Released: 2008
Director: David Frankel
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John Grogan
John Grogan
Portrayed by: Owen Wilson
Portrayed by: Jennifer Aniston
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Marley & Me Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   John had his first dog, named Shaun, when he was 10 years old. John says that he had never owned a dog before Marley.
   Marley stands guard over a stabbing victim. This doesn't happen.
   Marley is the main focus of the story. John and Jenny's relationship is the main focus. Marley is there for comic relief.
   When they adopt Marley, they see the father in the bushes. Marley's father is never shown.
   Marley fails his obedience class, but later goes back and passes. Marley fails the obedience class and never returns.
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