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THE STORY OF US
USA: Universal Pictures
UK: Warner Bros
Cast: Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Matheson, Rob Reiner, Rita Wilson, Paul Reiser, Julie Hagerty, Colleen Rennison, Jake Sandvig, Jayne Meadows, Tom Poston, Betty White, Red Buttons, Phil Hawn, Jordan Lund
Director: Rob Reiner
USA: 94 mins
UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: R for language and brief sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 for strong language and moderate sexual references
USA Release Date: 15 October 1999
UK Release Date: 21 April 2000
THE STORY OF US, starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer, is the very real and humorous examination of Ben and Katie Jordan's marriage. For both Ben and Katie, fighting has lately become the condition rather than the exception, and they believe that their only option is a trial separation while their children, Josh, 12, and Erin, 10, are away at summer camp.
Not only is Rob Reiner the Director but he also stars as Stan, Ben's best friend. He is married to Katie's effervescent, opinionated best friend, Rachel (Rita Wilson). The two couples have been a part of each others' lives for years- weddings, babies, New Year's, birthdays.
After 15 years, Ben and Katie are wrestling with the universal paradox: why are the qualities that made them fall in love in the first place now the very things pulling them apart? How can these qualities that were once so endearing become so infuriating that you lose sight of what is important? At what point do you forget that without the other person you are incomplete?