The Story of Us

1999

The Story of Us

Critics Consensus

A lack of chemistry between Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer fatally undermines the dull and predictable Story of Us.

28%

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Total Count: 82

58%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 30,670
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Movie Info

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.

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Cast

Bruce Willis
as Ben Jordan
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Katie Jordan
Matthew Moreno
as Taxi Driver
Colleen Rennison
as Erin at 10
Jake Sandvig
as Josh at 12
Betty White
as Lillian
Phil Hawn
as Restaurant Patron
Bill Kirchenbauer
as Eddie Kirby
Jordan Lund
as Minister
Lucy Webb
as Joanie Kirby
Art Evans
as George
Ken Lerner
as Dr. Rifkin
Albert Hague
as Dr. Siegler
Alan Zweibel
as Uncle Shelly
Tommy Tang
as Cooking Teacher
Gu Yaping
as Store Clerk
James J. Ritz
as Maitre d'
Casey Boersma
as Josh at Two and a Half
Dylan Boersma
as Josh at Three
Daniel Henson
as Josh at Seven
Tara Blanchard
as Erin at Five
Robert Alan Beuth
as Obstetrician
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Critic Reviews for The Story of Us

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (27)

Audience Reviews for The Story of Us

  • Jun 11, 2014
    A bit slow-moving, but it was unique. There are movies with similar plots, but none done quite like this one. It was very believable and real.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2010
    Ben and Katie Jordon (Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer) are a couple who after 15 years of being married to each other, are trying to figure out what has gone wrong in his marriage. They want to separate, but decide to stick around for the sake of their children. While their kids are away at summer camp, they reflect over how they met each other in flashback and present day and the good and bad times they had. Close friends of the couple (Rita Wilson, Rob Reiner) chime in with their observations. When all is said and done, will the couple uncover any reasons to stay together?
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2009
    This has to be 1 of the greatest romantic dramadys of all time.I LOVE this movie
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2008
    Hey...If I want relationship trouble I'll get a wife and start picking on all that she does. Pfeiffer was good though.
    Martin S Super Reviewer

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