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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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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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Josh Jordan at Three
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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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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Nuestro amor  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,673,080 (USA) (17 October 1999)

Gross:

$27,067,160 (USA) (28 November 1999)
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Rob Reiner offered the part of Annie in Sleepless in Seattle to Michelle Pfeiffer. She turned it down they later worked on this film. Both films had Rita Wilson in supporting roles. See more »

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During the start of the "there is no ass" conversation between the Reiner and Willis characters as the camera goes backwards, you can see the white tennis shoes/legs of a crew member walking backwards in the reflection of the glass railing. See more »

Quotes

Stan: My ass was on television this morning.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: What are you telling us?
Stan: I'm telling you my ass was on television.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: Oh, that's right. That was that special. "The Kennedy Center Salutes 50 Years of Stan's Ass."
Stan: I went to the doctor, he took this tube that had a camera on the end of it, stuck it up my ass, and we watched it on a monitor in his office.
Ben: You had a sigmoidoscopy.
Stan: Exactly.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: That's a lot different than your ass being on television.
Stan: How?
Ben: Well, first of all, a network can't cancel your ass.
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Classical Gas
Written and Performed by Mason Williams
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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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