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Rumor Has It... (2005)

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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

25 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Otherwise Engaged  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,251 (Switzerland) (23 December 2005)

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

When Sarah looks at her mother's picture in her bedroom, the pink 8-Ball "Date Ball" is to the picture's left, next to the stack of books. In the next shot, it's clearly moved to the shelf above the books. Returning to the close-up of the picture, it's next to the books again. Next shot, it's again up on the shelf. See more »

Quotes

Beau Burroughs: Life has to be a little nuts sometimes. Otherwise it's just a bunch of Thursdays strung together.
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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 Three's Company (1976) See more »

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Cultivating The Land
Performed by The Hubei Song and Dance Ensemble
Courtesy of Fortuna Records/Celestial Harmonies
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Boring film inspired from 'The Graduate'. Very mediocre
12 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This film bored me. Jennifer Aniston is decent but the plot is weak. No one really leaves an impression though Mark Ruffalo tries hard in a thankless part. The film draws inspiration from 'The Graduate' but doesn't come even close to the 1967 film. Kevin Costner has a little fun with his role. Shirley MacLaine plays the same role she's been playing essentially for the last few years, a crotchety version of Shirley Maclaine! Aniston's character is quite simply tiresome and her emotional journey didn't leave an impact on me. Avoid unless you are bored with nothing else to do.

Overall 4/10


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