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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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£231,564 (UK) (21 April 2000)

Gross:

£549,553 (UK) (28 April 2000)
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The last full length feature film of Red Buttons. See more »

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Katie: I want to go to Chow Funs
Ben: I thought we agreed we couldn't really talk at Chow Funs
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Ben: Are you saying Chow Funs because you can't face telling the kids? Because if that's why you're saying Chow Funs, don't say Chow Funs
Katie: That's not why I'm saying Chow Funs. Funs, I'm saying Chow Funs because we're an us. There's a history here, and histories don't happen overnight. In Mesopotamia or Ancient Troy there are cities built on top of other cities, but I don't want another city, I like this city. I ...
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Sweet, sad and, um, that's it
26 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty film, often poignant, and a bit too close to the bone at times for my liking. Still, it carries you along quite nicely - making it's point that time grinds marriages down more often than affairs - and then sort of stops.

The leads were great: Willis was really good, Pfeiffer was fantastic (hey, i'm a fan, okay). But, the characters were tough to take. The self-pity was intercut with nice bits of comedy, but it felt like Reiner was cutting from a wake to a pratt-fall on occasions.

The final scenes, with Pfeiffer's frightening display of multi-emotional skill (at once excellent and utterly ghastly), betrayed the characters. Normality was implausibly resumed, and Pfeiffer came across as at fault for taking the whole film to get real, and Willis looked much relieved that she'd taken the sanity pill and he could quit trying to change himself.

And the end was a surprise. I thought there was going to be more: a deeper level of story. But it ended without a sense of closure.


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