Marmaduke is a delightful movie about a Great Dane. Great Danes are large dogs, and he narrates his life’s story from a dog’s point of view. He lives in a pretty normal family with 2 parents and 3 children. The family lives in Kansas when the movie starts, but his human dad moves to California to work in marketing for a organic dog food company. I happen to prefer human food, but I can overlook the dog food job since Marmaduke helps himself to a lot of human treats and a lot of dogs do eat dog food.
Marmaduke goes to the dog park frequently, and he meets many other nice dogs there including some “pedigrees” who are a bit snobby because they are “pedigrees”. I don’t think this part is accurate because I am registered with the AKC and am a full blooded Siberian husky, but I have never asked another dog to see his pedigree. I think that is something the humans concern themselves with because most dogs don’t really care one way or the other.
I think Owen Wilson did a great job playing Marmaduke. He had me fooled into thinking he was a dog. The rest of the dogs were actual dogs. If you want to know if they were in the credits, I didn’t bother to look. I happen to know that they weren’t humans because most of the other dogs were too small to be humans and therefore, had to be dogs. There were several Siberian huskies, but they didn’t have large parts, but I enjoyed seeing my kind in the movie. Many other breeds were represented---beagles, Chinese crested, collies, etc. Spoiler Alert: the best part of the movie was the end because all the dogs get together and do a tremendous dance.
I give this movie 4 paws up, a tail wag, and a tummy rub (if I’m on my back to give a movie 4 paws up, I might as well slip in a tummy rub).
As usual, Jeff wants me to use his stupid human system so I give it a 10 out of 10. I really enjoyed this movie. I bought it on blu ray so that I could see it as it should be seen--in hi definition.