Marley & Me (pg

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You can just about make out an interesting film underneath this one, rather as Jennifer Aniston's bone structure remains discernible underneath overstretched skin (nothing ages you half as much as trying too hard to look young).

The interesting film is about the very ordinary traumas of married life that Hollywood doesn't care to tackle – difficult pregnancies, not always liking your children, house prices, a long parade of boredoms and dissatisfactions that don't get played out in affairs or wild capers. But with Aniston, Owen Wilson and a fat, untrained Labrador – the Marley of the title – in front of the camera, and a bestseller about the fulfilments of dog-owning as source material, interesting gets stamped on by cute.

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