First of all: WHY?
Why do this to us AGAIN? One time was more than enough tears. Yes, NBC is currently developing a sequel for Marley & Me, the saddest movie of 2008.
Marley & Me starred Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston and was adapted from the best-selling novel by John Grogan. It told the story of a family with regular problems and overcoming these obstacles while learning to love and live life to the fullest through their dog, Marley.
Now, I saw Marley & Me the week it came out, I was12 and let me tell you, I was not ready for that movie.
I still don’t think anyone can watch that movie without crying, really. The movie, as I’m sure everyone can guess, doesn’t have a happy ending when it comes to Marley.
At the end of the movie, the family is forced to say goodbye to their pet and friend and learn from him to move on but not to forget. (Yes, just the description is enough to make you cry.)
The sequel for Marley & Me is meant to be a series which is under development by 20th Century Fox TV is meant to pick up a few years after the family says goodbye to Marley, where they find a new family dog to be with them.
The writer for the film, Jenny Bricks, will be returning to help work on the series to help continue the life of the family and their new Marley.
Let me just share a bit about what I think now…Why?
Seriously, Why? Don’t misunderstand; I loved the movie, I’m a dog person and it was an amazing novel and film but I haven’t seen Marley & Me once since I saw it for the first time. Not once. That’s because I like to keep my eyes dry and my heart in one piece.
I at least hope that in this series, when it eventually ends, the new ‘Marley’ doesn’t leave the family.
I understand that in the movie, Marley’s death was meant to symbolize the growth of the family and teach them a valuable lesson about life but I don’t think anyone can handle another ending like the that, especially not after a whole series to grow attached to a new lovable Marley.
(I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch the sequel because let’s face it, us humans enjoy this kind of pain that we bring about ourselves.)
There has been no mention of a release date but we’ll be hearing more soon…prepare yourselves.