The Story of Us
The Story of Us (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 15, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lack of chemistry between Bruce Willis and Michelle Pheiffer worsens the dull and predictable story.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The Story of Us is all too willing to settle for superficial comedy and pat answers at the expense of real insight.

Peter Brunette


Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Lightheartedly conveys that the sources of marital love can be renewed even after a period of spiritual dryness.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This Story doesn't really deliver it.

Robert Horton

The movie feels shaved down from some larger conception.

Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

There is no need to run right out. See a Matinee.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

This one gets stuck in a rut pretty early on and has difficulty rising out of it.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Pungent, funny, and surprisingly forceful.

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

I liked how Rob Reiner balanced brisk montages of the couple's 15-year-plus history with pauses at the significant moments that marked their marriage's dissolution.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Martin Sahlin
Hey...If I want relationship trouble I'll get a wife and start picking on all that she does. Pfeiffer was good though.
Jason Spencer
This wasn't all that good.
Dean McKenna
Director Rob Reiner's somber study of the collapse of a 15-year marriage probably wasn't intended to be so depressing. In using a continual… More
Leigh Ryan
Willis and Pfeiffer are brilliant.
Keysha H
I love this film. Rob Reiner rocks. The story winds as a couple grows apart and somehow back together. Seems to show a true version of love and all that comes… More
Todd Smith
The Story of Us is one of those movies, where the title tells you everything you need to know about the movie. I am by no means a fan of these sappy romantic… More

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