The Story of Us (1999)
Critic Consensus: Lack of chemistry between Bruce Willis and Michelle Pheiffer worsens the dull and predictable story.
Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this romantic comedy as Ben and Katie Jordan, a couple who have been married for fifteen years. They have two great kids, a nice home, and a comfortable life, but somewhere down the line, the spark went out of their marriage, and they find that they don't really love each other anymore. With their relationship at a crossroads, Ben and Katie, two different people who have never felt more different, have to decide if they want to try to salvage their marriage, or if it's time to move on. The Story of Us was directed by Rob Reiner, and features Julie Hagerty, Tim Matheson, Paul Reiser, Tom Poston, Rita Wilson, and Jayne Meadows. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Story of Us
Its manufactured crises and too-glib jokes give it a facile, fraudulent air.
The Story of Us is a story of confused intentions and misused talents.
This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs.
This one gets stuck in a rut pretty early on and has difficulty rising out of it.
There is a desperate phoniness about director Rob Reiner's The Story of Us.
The Story of Us is all too willing to settle for superficial comedy and pat answers at the expense of real insight.
Audience Reviews for The Story of Us
Hey...If I want relationship trouble I'll get a wife and start picking on all that she does. Pfeiffer was good though.
Director Rob Reiner's somber study of the collapse of a 15-year marriage probably wasn't intended to be so depressing. In using a continual flashback/flashforward style of storytelling, he ends up putting too much emphasis on the bickering between heartbroken mates and not enough on their early years of love and harmony. This lack of balance mars what might have been a touching, involving movie.
I love this film. Rob Reiner rocks. The story winds as a couple grows apart and somehow back together. Seems to show a true version of love and all that comes with it.
The Story of Us Quotes
|Katie Jordan:||If one person is always drawing the world as they want it to be, i guess the other person has no choice but to draw it the way it is. I guess that's why they never wrote a book about Harold's wife.|
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