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Sarah Huttinger is a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

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Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly has finally got engaged to fickle Sarah Huttinger, who presents him to her Pasadena family, who all soon take to him, for her sister's wedding to Scott. But Jeff's clever counting makes Sarah realize her dad Earl isn't her biological father. Once movie clues from family indicate as suspect success author Beau Burroughs, she insists to get to meet him. Only like her mother and grandmother, she has a one night-stand with Beau, which may well cost her Jeff. Written by KGF Vissers

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Based on a true rumor.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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25 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Otherwise Engaged  »

Box Office

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£816,743 (UK) (27 January 2006)

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$42,996,140 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Trivia

Early in the film's pre-production stages, Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft were strongly considered for the roles of Beau Burroughs and Katherine Richelieu. But when Bancroft died and Hoffman had filming commitments for several other projects, the roles were given to Kevin Costner and Shirley MacLaine. See more »

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When Sarah and Jeff are walking through the airport you can see the scenery through Sarah's head for several seconds. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Am I over-thinking this?
Jeff: You're not under-thinking it.
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Crazy Credits

"No real people are portrayed in this film. This is a fictional film, inspired by something that supposedly happened a long time ago." See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

What Has Become Of My Heart
(uncredited)
Written by Joe Lervold, Scott Nickoley, and Jamie Dunlap
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of MasterSource
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A film that proves rumors are bad, really bad
26 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

About halfway into the film, a few peripheral characters begin discussing movies, classic movies--Chinatown, Casablanca, the Graduate. One asks, "why don't movies like this get made anymore?" An ironic question indeed for a film that is 8 billion light years away from even hoping to be in the company of such films and spends the entirety of its screen time ripping off (poorly) classic films. I'd rather they re-release truly original, inspired films like the ones they mar than throw them in a blender and see what hodge-podge comes out.

Jennifer Aniston deserves a nod for flailing discreetly in the wimpy script and for acting like she even wanted to stand near Kevin Cosner, who has all the sexual magnetism of a dry flounder.

The movie-- if it does anything-- does one thing, it proves Shirley McClain's got it and she can fake it even when given a bad script. I give it a 3 because I laughed at least twice, Shirley McClain gets a point for sauciness, and the final point for the studio that had the audacity to have a love connection between a girl and someone who not 5 minutes before she thought was her father--wowzer.

Skip it. Rent the graduate. Rent Casablanca. Make Hollywood give us better films.


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