The Story of Us (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer & Bruce Willis Director: Rob Reiner  Rated: R: Restricted
The Story of Us (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - 3.1 - French
    • Dolby Digital - 5.1 - English
    • DTS Surround - 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Cast and Filmmakers Biographies
    • Commentary with Director Rob Reiner
    • Spotlight on Location
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I've always had a thing for happy endings; I don't know why. You know the movies where the couple falls in love, gets married, has kids, then fifty or sixty years later, one of them dies, and two or three days later the other one dies. Okay, so that's not a great example of a happy ending. I mean two people are dead. But, for some reason I thought Katie and I would be that couple. Not that we would be dead, I mean, but that we would go on forever."
  - Ben Jordan (Bruce Willis) to the camera in the opening scene
"At what point does a spoon start to become only a spoon'" - Katie Jordan (Michelle Pfeiffer) to the camera
"I've always thought the loudest silences were the ones after a fight, the ones where you go over all the things you said in your head, all the things you said wrong."
  - Katie in voice-over
"Then you discover you can't french kiss the guy who puts the new roll of toilet paper on top of the old used-up roll instead of moving it the extra two inches. What' Does he not see it' Does he not see it' I'm telling you, marriage is the Jack Kevorkian of romances."
  - Rachel (Rita Wilson)

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/11/1999
"...[Pfeiffer] breaks your heart..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/12/1999
"...Reiner creates something unexpected, a marital romance..." -- Rating: A-
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2000
"...Prettily shot..."

Plot Synopsis:

An emotional, romantic story about a married couple's struggle to maintain their relationship. In an effort to discover the true meaning of their 15 years together, they attempt a trial separation while their children are at summer camp.

Plot Keywords:

Love | Marriage | Romance | Romances | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 15, 1999.
  • Director Rob Reiner appears in the film as Stan.
  • Rita Wilson, who plays Rachel in the film, is married to Tom Hanks.
  • In one scene, Ben (Bruce Willis) and Katie (Michelle Pfeiffer) begin to make love while George Bush gives a speech on a television in the background. During this scene, Willis passionately mouths some of the Republican U.S. President's familiar mannerisms. Willis is a well-known contributor and public supporter of the Republican Party.

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  • UPC: 025192071126
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