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
One of the year's most excruciating, shallow films.
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 movie turns into bogus drivel courtesy of the sitcom monster.
April 7, 2020
At times you get the feeling, even when they raise their voices, that they're struggling to struggle.
April 7, 2020
A funny, teary, endearing movie that marks [Rob Reiner's] return to the romantic comedy formula he mined so well in When Harry Met Sally.
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.
June 24, 2006
Reiner's sour romantic comedy offers little interest, fun or insight as it anatomises a failing marriage.
February 21, 2004
It may not be deep, but it is entertaining.
November 20, 2003
Ultimately the lead performances lie buried in heaps of bad habits and strident conceits.
Top Critic
April 25, 2003
January 1, 2000
It's so crammed with flashbacks that it loses momentum.
January 1, 2000
Thanks to Mr. Willis and Ms. Pfeiffer, The Story of Us has moments of warmth and charm.
January 1, 2000
Both Willis and Pfeiffer try their best, but they're reduced to flying into rages with one another that appear to come out of nowhere.
January 1, 2000
This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs.
January 1, 2000
The movie feels shaved down from some larger conception.
January 1, 2000
Sloppy.
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