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Mathew Manos 62502 Prof F Conn The Story of Us The Story of Us starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer is the close and humorous examination of Ben and Katie Jordans marriage After 15 years the couple is wrestling with a universal irony why are the qualities that made them fall in love in the first place now the very things pulling them apart So when the kids go off to summer camp they face the most important decision of their married life on whether to stay together and start a new chapter or end the story that they had built upon for 15 years An interesting issue that I found in this movie is the issue of change When any person is thrust into a marriage it is a big step for both individuals For any marriage it is important for both spouses to accept change and to embrace it rather than rejecting it Katie Michelle Pfeiffer was the designated driver of the marriage She enjoyed having everything in its place knowing that there are answers to the little questions and having a sense of closure And this is why Katie fell in love with Bens Bruce Willis imagination spontaneity and playfulness However as time passed on Katie detested the very qualities she once fell in love with On the other hand Ben a writer is a true romantic who believes in happy endings and he is disappointed at the fact that Katie who was once lively herself had let that portion of her disappear At this point in the marriage we see both individuals growing impatient at each other because they cant accept each others change Ben wants Katie as the way she was and Katie wants Ben to be a more responsible and less spontaneous person In this marriage we see how both partners are carrying certain illusions with them Ben always dreamt of a life
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