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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:
... Ben Jordan
... Katie Jordan
... Erin Jordan at Ten
... Josh Jordan at Twelve
... Josh Jordan at Two and a Half
... Marty
... Stan
... Liza
... Rachel
... Josh Jordan at Three
... Dr. Rifkin
... Dr. Hopkins
... Dr. Siegler
... Dot
... Harry
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Ben and Katie married fifteen years ago and gifted with two children. They stay together but their hearts had separated long back. After the kids are send to summer camp both start living separately and eventually preparing to break news of their separation to the kids. But being alone in each one's own world makes them to think about the other. When the D-day comes Katie and Ben stick together for the good of their children. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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Can a marriage survive 15 years of marriage?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Nuestro amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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At the time of filming, Michelle Pfeiffer was dealing with the dissolution of her production company, as well as her father's death. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Katie Jordan: I think the loudest silences are the ones filled with everything that's been said, said wrong, said 300 times. Until fighting becomes the condition rather than the exception. And suddenly without even knowing it, it becomes the language of the relationship and your only option is a silent retreat to neutral corners.
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Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night In The Week
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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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