The Story of Us with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer explores long term relationships

The Story of Us (1999)

I loved this movie because it didn’t sugar coat anything. It wasn’t this sloppy romantic comedy that we are often force fed with cupcakes. The movie is about a couple who has been together for 15 years and is considering calling it quits. They have the house, the kids and the great jobs, but they simply don’t feel connected to one another. No one cheated and there were no addictions that took hold of them. It’s simply the wear and tear of a relationship over time. It was simply the day to day life of living together and going through the mundane motions from morning till night until you end up in the bed together facing forward instead of each other.

I can understand how some might be disappointed in this movie having to watch an unhappy love story, but there are uplifting moments as the couple remembers how they once were and what drew them together to begin with. It’s not a full on intense drama, but more of a Dramedy with some cliche moments sprinkled throughout to keep it light. Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis are the couple and I’ve never seen them look so sexy on screen. This helps elevate the mood of the movie because they have charismatic charm and make a hot couple. Unfortunately, they are at a crossroads in their relationship in the story and are considering splitting.

I won’t tell you what happens except that you may be pleased by the outcome if you’re on the fence of sitting through an entire film about a couple wondering if they should split or not. This is reality and although some want to avoid it, anyone that has been in a real long term relationship know about the grind and that this how it’s going to be for the rest of our lives. Can you live with that? It won’t be any different if you got involved with someone else. You’d eventually reach that point with them as well. Do you start over with that someone else? These are some of the questions addressed in this film.

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