I am happy to report that it does. But warning–bring a box of tissues. I knew I’d cry, of course–I started weeping at the first shot of all those adorable puppies in a pen–but by the end of the movie everyone in the theater was sniffling. It’s a true story based on the misadventures of Marley, a golden lab owned by newspaper columnist John Grogan.
In any case, the movie is more about the formation of a family than the dog per se, but if you’ve ever loved a dog, you’ll adore this film. If you can find some time during this Christmas season, this is worth going to see. Just don’t forget those tissues.