Marley and Me: The Puppy Years

DVD Release: January 3, 2012
Marley and Me: The Puppy Years


Marley is back for more tail-wagging fun, and this time he speaks! That’s right, “The world’s worst dog” has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodi Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley outwits Dobermans, Shepherds and Collies, while stealing hearts in his own unique and lovable way. Get your paws on MARLEY & ME: THE PUPPY YEARS and fetch big laughs for the whole family!

Dove Review

If dogs could talk – wait a minute, in this funny prequel to Marley & Me they can. Brodi and his puppy Marley spend their summer vacation from school with Brodi’s strict but loving grandfather. In an attempt to find something to do, Brodi decides to enter Marley in a speed and agility competition. Marley and his new found puppy friends are fun to watch (and listen to) as they attempt to overcome their fears and perform the stunts necessary to complete the course.

The film is light hearted and very enjoyable to watch. Lessons such as finishing what you start and what it means to be responsible are all taught in fun yet meaningful ways. The antics of the puppies will have your family laughing over and over again. We are pleased to award “Marley & Me: The Puppy Years” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Mild name calling by dogs.
Violence: Boy takes a spill on a skateboard, knocking down a mailman in the process; boy tries to make dog run in the backyard unleashing a comical domino effect; puppies have shock collars; in one scene the puppy's owner places a shock collar on a stuffed dog, blowing its head off; man shocks himself twice.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Mild cleavage
Other: A puppy has a gas problem when he is scared.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Janeen Damian & Michael Damian
Director: Michael Damian
Producer: Connie Dolphin
Genre: Adventure
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe