Marley & Me
Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) escape the brutal Michigan winters and relocate to South Florida, each landing reporter jobs at competing newspapers. At The Palm Beach Post, Jenny immediately receives prominent front-page assignments, while at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, John finds himself writing obituaries and mundane two-paragraph news articles.
When John senses Jenny is contemplating motherhood, his friend and co-worker, Sebastian Tunney (Eric Dane), suggests adopting a dog to test the couple's readiness to raise a family. They choose a yellow Labrador retriever puppy that John names Marley (after reggae singer Bob Marley). Marley soon proves to be incorrigible, forcing John and Jenny to enroll him in dog obedience. The instructor, Ms. Kornblut (Kathleen Turner), claims any dog is trainable, but Marley is so disruptive that she expels him. Neutering also has little effect on curbing Marley's rowdy behavior.