The main character in the movie Marley and me is actually named after the author of the book, John Grogan. The plot of the book is very similar to the movie and I have to say that this film did a great job in capturing the way the story should be seen based on the way the book was written. Basically, the entire film is taken from different parts in the book, but when reading the book you get a lot deeper in the story and see a lot of turning points that don’t take place within the movie because there simply isn’t enough room to fit the entire book into a film.
If you enjoyed the movie and have watched it several times, I highly suggest you take the time to read the book. It just adds to the wonderful story of Marley and me, making it one of my favorite books to own and I’m sure it will be the same for those of you who love books. Even if you have yet to see the movie, I highly suggest you read the book prior to viewing it and while you’re watching the film you’ll be able to inset the missing pieces that are absent from the film.