Review Date: October 17, 1999
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Alan Zweibel, Jessie Nelson
Producers: Rob Reiner, Alan Zweibel, Jessie Nelson
Michelle Pfeiffer as Katie
Bruce Willis as Ben
Rob Reiner as Stan
Both actors were at the top of their game in this film with many touching and funny moments between them and their kids. I thought the flashback sequences used in the film were effective and useful in driving us closer into the characters, and appreciated the numerous relationship up-and-down moments to which many people surely were be able to relate. I did find that there was a little too much emphasis on the screaming/shouting variety of scenes, as opposed to more of the lighter moments, but I suppose that was the whole point of the film, you know, to show the "darker" side of a marriage. All in all, I think that most people who have been in relationships should be able to relate to several disagreements from this film, certainly the core reasons behind the conflicts, if not the actual circumstances themselves. Ultimately the film didn't blow me away with any of its rehashed situations, and led me astray with the contrived "witty" banter of their friends. Dramatically, I would recommend it higher, but the comedic low-points should keep you away if you're looking for that sort of escape. Either way, rent WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (10/10) and thank me in the morning.