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The Story of Us (1999)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Jordan at Ten
Josh Jordan at Twelve
Josh Jordan at Two and a Half
Josh Jordan at Three
Dr. Rifkin
Dr. Hopkins
Dr. Siegler


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?


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 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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Stan: So, what's going on with you and Charlene?
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: Had a great night last night.
Stan: You still claim you're not cheating.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: Yeah, I maintain that with every fiber of my being. Online sex is not cheating.
Stan: How do you figure? It's 3:00 in the morning, your wife and kids are sleeping upstairs, and you're downstairs in your den fucking some bimbo in cyberspace.
Dave, Ben's Literary Agent: Okay. First of all, we're not fucking. We're typing. And second of all - and this is me taking umbrage - Charlene is not some bimbo.
Ben: You're right. She's ...
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Heart Felt and Funny - Just like Middle Class real Life
1 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was miffed the first time I saw this film. Miffed that I had allowed the opinions of others to steer me away from it until it came out on DVD. What a lovely bitter sweet/sweetly bitter film. After seeing The Story Of Us and talking to others about it, I came to the pejorative conclusion that the folk I spoke to just didn't get the film because they simply had not been there. I realized that no one I talked to at first had shared his or her lives with anyone for any more than a few years. This film deals with the daily wear and tear of ANY truly long-term relationship. It is an accurate, albeit theatrical, portrayal of the way high ups and devastating downs that can come to two people who love each other … hate each other … need each other … want each other desperately … hate each other some more and finally love each other again. I concluded that those who had never been to the end (and I mean the it's over and I am outta here end) of a relationship and still been able to pull away form the precipice and put things back together again, just didn't have a clue. So there my partner and I were after 16 years together truly touched by all that we saw, nodded our heads to, laughed at and balled our eyes out over and, in the end, really uplifted by in this gem of a film. Michelle Pfeiffer's final monologue alone would have been worth the price of a movie ticket just to watch – All Actors should be made to watch her has she creates brilliant comedy by bursting into tears. It is a true lesson in comic artistry while still touching the heartstrings. I HATE THE KIRBYS TOO!!!!

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