Friday, 22 July 2011

Film Review - The Story Of Us

Release: 1999
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer

An unconventional drama. A married couple reach breaking point after 15 years and separate. While apart they look back on various points of their lives when they were happy, and remember their reoccurring arguments and gripes.

It wasn't well received at the time as it was advertised as a romantic comedy, and comedy it ain't, a tragedy is more like. It's superbly acted, and it feels so real and visceral. The whole is dripping in real emotion. Willis and Pfeiffer come across as very real people, not as characters.

The ending is fantastic, and left me very emotional. It's totally recommended!


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