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The Story Of Us Review

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★★★★★

On paper, a romantic comedy featuring the combined talents of Willis, Pfeiffer and director Reiner (When Harry Met Sally) sounds like a potential laugh riot.

Unfortunately, what you get here is a downbeat tale of a 15-year marriage that's about as funny as major heart surgery without an anaesthetic. Essentially, it's When Sally Divorced Harry... as Bruce (playing Bruce) and Michelle (the whining wife) try a temporary separation, then proceed to dissect their marriage with the obligatory flashbacks (Bruce Willis with long hair getting the only laugh) and weakly written Nora Ephron-esque chats with witty pals (Bruce gets Reiner and Paul Reiser, Michelle gets Rita Wilson), which only serve to remind us how much better this would have been if Reiner had hired Ephron to write it.

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