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The Story of Us Reviews

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April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
There is a desperate phoniness about director Rob Reiner's The Story of Us.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Willis, meanwhile, has somehow become one of Hollywood's finest actors.
January 1, 2000
When Harry Met Sally with a bad script.
January 1, 2000
This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs.
January 1, 2000
This small film is merely tolerable.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us is a story of confused intentions and misused talents.
January 1, 2000
This one gets stuck in a rut pretty early on and has difficulty rising out of it.
January 1, 2000
In The Story of Us, married couple Ben and Katie Jordan sit at the dinner table with their cute kids and rank the highs and lows of their day. I'd like to play, too. My low for the day was watching this movie.
January 1, 2000
The movie feels shaved down from some larger conception.
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us is flawed, but not seriously enough to curtail its ability to function as unpretentious entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The entire film is a haphazard scrapbook of highs and lows.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Other people's problems can usually get to you after an hour and 45 minutes. But in Rob Reiner's heartstring-plinking comedy The Story of Us, you just might lose interest during the first 10.
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us is all too willing to settle for superficial comedy and pat answers at the expense of real insight.
January 1, 2000
Though it sets out to explain why this marriage is worth saving, The Story of Us could prompt even single members of the audience to file for divorce.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Thanks to Mr. Willis and Ms. Pfeiffer, The Story of Us has moments of warmth and charm.
January 1, 2000
Its manufactured crises and too-glib jokes give it a facile, fraudulent air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
This Story doesn't really deliver it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's so crammed with flashbacks that it loses momentum.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sloppy.
January 1, 2000
At the end, The Story of Us all but collapses, turning into one of those movies that come with their own admission of failure . . . when Eric Clapton sings 'I'm Sorry' under the closing credits, it sounds like the filmmakers apologizing.
January 1, 2000
The whole has a skittish quality.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Pungent, funny, and surprisingly forceful.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
The film wants us to think that it's insightful and deeper than the usual domestic comedy-drama. It's not.