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 <>

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Can a marriage survive 15 years of marriage?


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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)

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


£549,553 (UK) (28 April 2000)

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Katie: I want to go to Chow Funs
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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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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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