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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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 <>

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Can a marriage survive 15 years of marriage?


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£549,553 (UK) (28 April 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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In a case of life imitating art, Bruce Willis was going through his own divorce with then-wife Demi Moore at the time of filming. See more »


On the drive to pick up the kids from camp Ben has his head turned toward Katie, but in the reverse angle Ben is looking straight ahead then turns toward Katie. See more »


Katie: There are some hurts that you never completely get over. And you think, I don't know, that time will diminish their presence - an-an-and to a degree it does - but, ah... it still hurts. Because, well... hurt hurts.
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References Two for the Road (1967) See more »


Adagio From Concerto in D for Trumpet & Orchestra
Composed by Leopold Mozart
Performed by Leipzig New Bach Collegium Musicum
Soloist: Ludwig Güttler
Conductor: Max Pommer
Courtesy of Capriccio Digital
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A three handkerchief movie
21 March 2000 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer and a wonderful cast make this movie one of the best experiences of recent times. The story of a married couple losing each other and neither knows why; trying to hide it as the children grow through their early teens must touch the heart of most parents but this portrayal will reach right down inside you and tear you apart. I can feel the tears coming back even as I write this. This is a film of pure emotion so well written and beautifully directed with just the right balance of humour and tragedy and so insightful no one contemplating /in/out of a relationship should miss it.

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