Ok so I assume that the only ones left in the room reading this are those who have already seen it or will see it anyway. At the end of "Marley and Me"....Marley dies. Yes the real star of the movie and the best character in the film is killed off. Now at some point you can see it coming. After all it is about the life of the family dog and dogs don't live as long as humans. I was fighting back the tears myself but what really got to me was a young girl who was crying her head off. I mean she was really bawling and you could hear her all over the theater. The theater was full of people and she didn't care that everyone could hear her. I felt so sad for her. I wished I could take her in my arms and tell her everything was going to be ok. I had to leave early as, well I'm a guy and I didn't want to take a chance I would start to cry. I watched the ending of the movie as I left and the credits were rolling by the time I got to the door.
On the way out I heard some teenage girls making fun of the girl who cried during the movie. One said she knew it was sad but the girl ruined the moment when she started crying. I thought how cold and hard hearted they sounded. The crying girl to me seemed to have a rare and beautiful heart. Something touched her and she didn't mind if anyone knew how she felt. I wondered to myself if I and my friends were like that when I was a teenager. I hope not.
If I had known that the movie was that sad I wouldn't have gone but then I would have missed out on a great movie.