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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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,673,080 (USA) (15 October 1999)

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$27,067,160 (USA) (26 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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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 »

Quotes

Rachel: [to Katie] But that's Ben - that's who you fell in love with. Katie, you are at 80 who you are at 8. People don't *change*!
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Rachel: [to Ben] People *change* over time - you've got to expect that. Ben, the only way a relationship works is if people grow and change together!
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Referenced in Game K N B: Episode dated 29 November 2006 (2006) See more »

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(I) Get Lost
Written and Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of Reprise Records
Produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie
Mixed by Andy Bradfield
Drum and Bass Programming by Paul Waller
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Romance in a marriage never dies, people kill it
18 October 1999 | by (Appleton, WI) – See all my reviews

Bruce and Michelle play the part of almost everyone who has been married. The tug and pull of everyday life separates them from each other, but mostly from their true feelings about each other.

The truth is, based on the Hollywood mythical marriage created for oh so many years now, everyones marriage is terrible. What our couple are able to sort out at the end is that no one is perfect and by looking at yourself through your partners eyes can be a revealing and frightening thing. If you can face it, there is a future in your relationship. If you can not, you may have to move on.

This movie will be mostly lost on the younger crowd, simply because they have not experienced the problems the forty something and above audience have been through. However, it is a film they may go back and see once they have been there and down that. When I think about it, Rob Reiner (aka Meathead) has been expressing the thoughts and concerns of our generation for a number of years now. He is very good at it.


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