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The Story of Us (1999)

Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

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Cast

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Erin Jordan at Ten
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Josh Jordan at Twelve
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Josh Jordan at Two and a Half
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Marty
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Josh Jordan at Three
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Dr. Rifkin
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Dr. Siegler
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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

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

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,673,080, 17 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,067,160, 28 November 1999
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of filming, Michelle Pfeiffer was dealing with the dissolution of her production company, as well as her father's death. See more »

Goofs

When Katie and Ben are in the first restaurant, Katie is shown eating with a fork in her right hand and a knife placed between her two plates. In the reverse shot the knife is gone. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: Marriage is the Jack Kevorkian of romance.
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Connections

Referenced in The Critic: Cast Away, The Legend of Bagger Vance (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A wonderful movie, but probably not for everyone

The Story Of Us is a wonderful movie in its own subtle way. I won't go into specifics about the plot, as many others before me have already done that. All I will say is that it's probably not for the younger crowd. In all honesty, if I had seen this film in my early twenties (and I'm now almost 40), I wouldn't have appreciated its subtlety on long term relationships. It's aimed at those of us who have been married, or in a long term relationship. Although I don't have children, the rest of this movie had many "oh yeah" moments for me. The Story of Us, is a complex, yet ultimately simple, explanation of long term relationships...all those 'little' things about the other person that drive you insane about them, but that if you're both willing to work on, make the relationship all that much richer for it. Wonderfully thought provoking. If you have ever been in a long term adult relationship, I'd be hard pressed to see how you COULDN'T relate, at the very least, on some small level to this film.


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