OVERRATED Tragic dog movies: We're animal lovers to the core, but we don't remember hearing a public outcry for new, more effective reasons to sob into our sleeves in movie houses. "Marley & Me," the dog and the book were charmers, but maybe we're just too sensitive to confront such matters over the holidays. Just because a new generation didn't have its own "Old Yeller" doesn't mean it needed one.
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