The Story of Us Reviews

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April 7, 2020
Mostly the movie is like the marriage: good casting, golden promise, yet somehow a grating ordeal. The Story of Us means to describe pain; instead, it inflicts it.
April 7, 2020
Folks, I really feel that seeing this one for you is the movie critic's equivalent of jumping on the grenade to save your lives. Send me medals.
April 7, 2020
The Story of Us reduces marriage to a montage sequence -- an embarrassment to baby boomers everywhere.
April 7, 2020
One of the year's most excruciating, shallow films.
April 7, 2020
In its comfy material trappings and minor-note concerns, "The Story of Us," seems to be less about the universal "us" than about one pair of well- to-do, self-involved yuppies with an overblown sense of entitlement to the perfect life.
April 7, 2020
The chemistry is dull, but the hairdos are not.
April 7, 2020
Is there anything worse than being stuck in the company of a married couple who can't open their mouths without taking vicious swipes at each other? Such is the punishment meted out by The Story of Us, allegedly a romantic drama.
April 7, 2020
Audiences may want their own speedy divorce from this irritating collection of stale jokes, pointless vulgarities, and warmed-over cliches.
April 7, 2020
The screenplay is wildly hit and miss, peaking with dead on marital/relationship observations and plummetting with contrived, groan-inducing sitcom material.
April 7, 2020
By the end, you feel drained and disaffected, as if you, too, had been living with the Jordans for fifteen years.
April 7, 2020
The film lacks focus, sharpness.
April 7, 2020
The movie turns into bogus drivel courtesy of the sitcom monster.
April 7, 2020
If Harry and Sally met and things weren't working out, the result would be The Story of Us, a romantic comedy unable to maintain either half of that description.
April 7, 2020
According to The Story of Us, men and women have different responses to life, love and sex, and this can sometimes result in conflicts and tension in a marriage. And you thought American Beauty was daring.
April 7, 2020
At times you get the feeling, even when they raise their voices, that they're struggling to struggle.
April 7, 2020
It features two bitter, bickering stereotypes who are meant to represent a realistic married couple, but they don't. Not once.
April 6, 2020
Banal and maddeningly cliched.
April 4, 2018
If you see this shrill, clumsy comedy... you may wonder if the movie could have been saved by another director (instead of Rob Reiner) working with other writers (instead of Alan Zweibel and Jessie Nelson).
June 18, 2012
If you're a sucker for warm and fuzzy emotional manipulation, bring some tissues. If not, bring a book and a flashlight.
March 31, 2008
The accumulated wisdom this movie has to impart -- relationships take work, you know, and commitment -- could have been learned sitting in front of a week of TV sitcoms.
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