Lightheartedly conveys that the sources of marital love can be renewed even after a period of spiritual dryness.
There is no need to run right out. See a Matinee.
| Original Score: 3/5
A collection of performances that are more than the creaky material deserves.
| Original Score: 2/4
I like what the film tries to do with this theme but shuddered as it was reduced to repetitious confrontations and hollow wisecracks.
Watching these two attractive actors verbally slug it out is about as much fun as experiencing your own divorce.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A film that disappoints on every level.
Reasonably well-acted but executed without much grace or style.
Its manufactured crises and too-glib jokes give it a facile, fraudulent air.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
You can get all of this free on television any week, so why pay for it?
The Story of Us is a full length sitcom that's missing both the sit and the com.
The Story of Us is 100-percent predictable.
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.
There is a desperate phoniness about director Rob Reiner's The Story of Us.
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
The insights in this script rarely rise above the level of an acrostic puzzle.
In its depiction of a marriage on the rocks, The Story of Us is successful in its ideas, but not necessarily in its treatment.
One of those awkward, cookie-cutter films that looks like the child of Sitcom Dad and Melodrama Mom.
| Original Score: C