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The Story of Us (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 October 1999 (USA)
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Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

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Storyline

Two jilted lovers spend fifteen years of marriage together, only to find that they might no longer love each other. In this time they have two children and go through the various (dramatic and comical) events that take place in an average marriage. Written by Brian Levin <COMICY@aol.com>

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Can a marriage survive 15 years of marriage?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nuestro amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,673,080 (USA) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

£549,553 (UK) (28 April 2000)
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Portraying an unhappy housewife came relatively easy for Michelle Pfeiffer, who at the time of filming had to deal with the dissolving of her production company as well as the death of her father. See more »

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The Ford Expedition's rear window defroster appears and reappears during different driving scenes. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: It's not an affair. Theresa never had sex with him, they just kissed.
Katie Jordan: A kiss is an affair.
Liza: You think so?
Katie Jordan: Absolutely. Once you establish anything truly intimate with another person, even talking, it has to affect the person you're supposed to be the most intimate with.
Liza: But the crazy thing is that Theresa could fuck her husband. She just couldn't kiss him, I mean really kiss him.
Rachel: It's not so crazy. There have been times when I'm so angry at Stan that I could fuck him but I don't want that count ...
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Bourée From Suite For Orchestra #1 in C Major BWV 1066
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Camerata Romana
Conductor: Eugen Duvier
Courtesy of Point Classics
by Arrangement with Source/Q
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Absolutely Wonderful--And I Hate Lifetime Movies
26 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, let's set the stage: I hate Lifetime movies for their poor acting, cheesy scripts, lack of realism, and ridiculous soap-opera style plots and "emotions." (And I just ain't into all that Kleenex.) Can't stand mush and not much on tearjerkers. But I truly can't relate with those saying this was an awful movie. I laughed my tail off! Hilarious! So real (well, for the most part); you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hold your breath, you'll just want more. The "moments" were very real and well-done and I agree that Willis and Pfeiffer rendered stellar performances. It WAS a romantic comedy. (Did YOU see it?!) Such a well-written script and excellently directed. Virtually no complaints from start to finish. (Although, admittedly, I watched an "edited" version and missed all the language.)

Anyone who's been married any length of time (and especially for a number of years) will appreciate the reality and depth of emotion and meaning in this poignant movie. Sense of humor required.

Totally worth seeing again and again!


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