• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Rob Reiner
  • In Theaters:    Oct 15, 1999 Wide
  • On DVD:    Feb 15, 2000
  • Universal Pictures

The Story of Us Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002

Lightheartedly conveys that the sources of marital love can be renewed even after a period of spiritual dryness.

Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001

There is no need to run right out. See a Matinee.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000

A collection of performances that are more than the creaky material deserves.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
January 1, 2000

I like what the film tries to do with this theme but shuddered as it was reduced to repetitious confrontations and hollow wisecracks.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000

Watching these two attractive actors verbally slug it out is about as much fun as experiencing your own divorce.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sandra Ramani
January 1, 2000

A film that disappoints on every level.

Philip Booth
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000

Reasonably well-acted but executed without much grace or style.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Its manufactured crises and too-glib jokes give it a facile, fraudulent air.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David L. Beck
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

The Story of Us is a story of confused intentions and misused talents.

Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

This one gets stuck in a rut pretty early on and has difficulty rising out of it.

Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000

You can get all of this free on television any week, so why pay for it?

Arthur Lazere
January 1, 2000

The Story of Us is a full length sitcom that's missing both the sit and the com.

Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000

The Story of Us is 100-percent predictable.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000

Too many long faces, too many too-big smiles, too many over-fought fights, too many cheap reconciliations -- and none of the resonant insight to justify any of it.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

There is a desperate phoniness about director Rob Reiner's The Story of Us.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tony Toscano
Citadel Broadcasting
January 1, 2000

The Story of Us is a film that is constantly manipulating the audience with sweet and sour montages, flashbacks, narration and Eric Clapton's two-ton musical score.

Diana Abu-Jaber
January 1, 2000

The insights in this script rarely rise above the level of an acrostic puzzle.

Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000

In its depiction of a marriage on the rocks, The Story of Us is successful in its ideas, but not necessarily in its treatment.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
January 1, 2000

One of those awkward, cookie-cutter films that looks like the child of Sitcom Dad and Melodrama Mom.

Full Review | Original Score: C
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