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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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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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Nuestro amor  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£231,564 (UK) (21 April 2000)

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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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

Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: You're writing a book about your grandmother?
Ben: Yeah, she was an extraordinary woman.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: Oh, um, I'm sure she was. Did she fuck a president?
Ben: No.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: No. Did she discover uranium?
Ben: No.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: A cure for cancer?
Ben: No.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: Nothing like that?
Ben: No.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 16 October 1999 (1999) See more »

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Very close to being great, but doesn't quite make it...
29 January 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie holds so much truth; it cannot possibly be watched by anyone, man or woman who are or who have been in a serious relationship without any such crying at some point during it, or at least being strongly enough emotionally affected to do so. I cried. I cried before the opening credits song was more than a few lines in. It spoke to me like few movies have. It is the first movie about the subject of love that I've watched since I became this involved, physically and emotionally with my wife-to-be. That alone makes the movie have an impact on me, good or not. That it dealt with a subject that has so recently become so important to me. A successful marriage. But while I was this into the film, while it had this impact on me... I can't claim that it was great. The performances are. The editing is. The script is. Most of the parts are. But somehow, the sum, it just doesn't add up to being that... great. It might be that the ending feels flat. It might be that the movie offers no answers, only observations. The movie goes back and forth between present day chaos/unhappiness and fond memories... these were particularly difficult to watch without crying. This works to the film's advantage and creates a sense of more than a non-linear time-line; a life-time, years upon years of memories returning to this old married couple. The story of two people who love each other... they do. They've just tired of each other, of the differences, of the arguing. Comes very close to being great, but it just doesn't quite make it, I'm afraid. Worth watching for any fans of the genre, and has plenty of insights to offer. I recommend this to anyone who is or has been in a serious relationship. 6/10


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