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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Aniston ... Sarah Huttinger

Kevin Costner ... Beau Burroughs

Shirley MacLaine ... Katharine Richelieu

Mark Ruffalo ... Jeff Daly

Richard Jenkins ... Earl Huttinger

Christopher McDonald ... Roger McManus

Steve Sandvoss ... Scott

Mena Suvari ... Annie Huttinger

Mike Vogel ... Blake Burroughs

Rob Lanza ... New Year's Eve M.C. (as Robert Lanza)

Lisa Vachon ... Young Katharine

Trevor Stock ... Young Beau

Jennifer Taylor ... Jocelyn Richelieu

Marcia Ann Burrs ... Pasadenan Wife

Lynn Wanlass ... Pasadenan Wife

Mary Anne McGarry ... Pasadenan Wife

Maree Cheatham ... Party Guest
Gloria Grant ... Party Guest

Gregory White ... Party Guest
Jake Mailey ... Party Guest

Frank Novak ... Party Guest

Billy Kerr ... Party Guest (as William Kerr)

Terrie Snell ... Party Guest

Shannon Farnon ... Party Guest

Jenny Wade ... Nikki

Erinn Bartlett ... Donna

Allyson Bradford ... Bridesmaid

Kate McClafferty ... Bridesmaid

Googy Gress ... Burly Man

Rolando Molina ... Mover

Carmela Rappazzo ... Party Planner

Erinn Hayes ... Wedding Coordinator

Christopher Stapleton ... Bartender
George F. Regas ... Pastor

Jaime Ray Newman ... Conference Greeter

Andy Milder ... Conference Attendee

Gabriel Jarret ... Conference Attendee

Clyde Kusatsu ... Conference Attendee

John Sterling Carter ... Conference Attendee

Mike Baldridge ... Reporter

Donna Cooper ... Reporter
Erin McDonald ... Waitress

Paul Ganus ... Co-Pilot
Amos Levkovitch ... Magician
Leigh French ... Charity Dinner Guests
Charlotte Colavin ... Charity Dinner Guests (as Charlotte Ortiz Colavin)

George Gerdes ... Charity Dinner Guests

Lyman Ward ... Charity Dinner Guests

Jordan Lund ... Charity Dinner Guests
John E. Byrd ... Doorman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anne Bancroft ... Mrs. Robinson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kathy Bates ... Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)

Joshua Bevier ... Himself (uncredited)

Joan Blair ... Reporter (uncredited)

Colleen Camp ... Pasadenan Wife (uncredited)
Israel Carbajal ... Gambler (uncredited)

Michael Chen ... Rickshaw Driver (uncredited)

Troy Christian ... Dancer (uncredited)

Curt Clendenin ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Johnny Drocco ... Happy Chap (uncredited)

Michael Durrell ... Patriarch (uncredited)
Am Fong ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Robert Foreman ... Bartender (uncredited)

Barry Goldwater ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Hamilton ... Himself (uncredited)

Harrison Held ... Mover (uncredited)

Dustin Hoffman ... Benjamin Braddock (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joshua Michael Kwiat ... Gate Agent (uncredited)

Roger Lim ... Venture Capitalist 2 (uncredited)

Patricia Mizen ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Sandra Plazinic ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

John Patrick Shulak ... Bellman (uncredited)
Erica Taylor ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Erika Wakker ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Sarah Westbrook ... Young Jocelyn (uncredited)

Brad Everett Young ... Clumsy Mover (uncredited)

Rachel Zeskind ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Reiner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ted Griffin (written by) (as T.M. Griffin)

Produced by
Len Amato .... executive producer
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Frank Capra III .... co-producer
George Clooney .... executive producer
Ben Cosgrove .... producer
Jennifer Fox .... executive producer
Robert Kirby .... executive producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... executive producer (as Michael Rachmil)
Steven Soderbergh .... executive producer
Paula Weinstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Leighton 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Thomas E. Sanders  (as Tom Sanders)
 
Art Direction by
Thomas P. Wilkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Jay Hart  (as Jay R. Hart)
 
Costume Design by
Kym Barrett 
 
Makeup Department
Hazel Catmull .... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Ms. MacLaine
Linda De Andrea .... hair department head
Elle Elliott .... hair stylist: Mr. Costner
Stephen Kelley .... key makeup artist (as Stephen M. Kelley)
Angela Levin .... makeup department head
Chris McMillan .... hair stylist: Ms. Aniston
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist: Ms. MacLaine (as Ben Nye)
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist: Ms. Aniston
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup artist: Mr. Costner (as F.X. Perez)
Vera Yurtchuk .... makeup artist
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker: Shirley Mclaine (uncredited)
Robert Rapport .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Richard J. Gelfand .... unit production manager (as Richard Gelfand)
Tricia Miles .... post-production supervisor
Cheryl Quarantiello .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Kelley Smith-Wait .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Bilger .... second second assistant director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second second assistant director (as Dieter Busch)
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director
Basil Grillo .... second assistant director
Brendalyn Richard .... dga trainee
Gregory Kent Simmons .... second assistant director (as Gregory Simmons)
Jody Spilkoman .... second second assistant director
Mike Topoozian .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark Brooks .... on-set dresser (as Mark Steven Brooks)
Jeff Brown .... lead greensman
Jo Brown .... stand-by painter
Karen E. Burnett .... set dresser
Michael Diersing .... construction coordinator (as Michael F. Diersing)
Mariano Fernandez .... carpenter
Egan Gauntt .... art department coordinator
J. Michael Glynn .... assistant property master (as Michael Glynn)
Josh Lusby .... set designer
Sean Mannion .... property master
Brent Thomas Regan .... construction foreman
Wayne Shepherd .... lead man
Jeff Shewbert .... propmaker foreman
Robert Strohmaier .... assistant art director
Jim Yarmer .... set designer
Armando Abarca .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Ronald S. Baratie .... greens foreman (uncredited)
Nelson Bush .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gary Cergol .... art department coordinator: New York (uncredited)
Gary Clark .... painter (uncredited)
Mick Cummings .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Dupree Dial .... set dresser (uncredited)
Melissa Givens .... buyer (uncredited)
Jim Halsband .... propmaker (uncredited)
Virginia Hopkins .... on-set painter: San Francisco (uncredited)
David Keir .... carpenter (uncredited)
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser (uncredited)
Naaman Marshall .... model maker (uncredited)
Merdyce McClaran .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Frank McEldowney .... greens foreman (uncredited)
Douglas McKay .... set dresser (uncredited)
Marc Meisels .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joe Monaco .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bruce Richter .... carpenter (uncredited)
Bennet Silver .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mark Warren .... property master (uncredited)
Anthony Zierhut .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Craig Zumbroegel .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor
Steve Cantamessa .... sound mixer
Kerry Ann Carmean .... foley editor
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... dialogue editor (as Edmond J. Coblentz)
Patrick Cusack .... assistant sound editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... adr editor
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
André Dias .... dubbing editor
André Dias .... dubbing mixer
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (as Dino R. Dimuro)
David Esparza .... sound recordist (as Dave Esparza)
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital media assistant
Jason George .... adr editor
Mitch Gettleman .... dialogue editor (as Mitchell C. Gettleman)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Chris Hogan .... dialogue editor (as Christopher Hogan)
Scott La Rue .... sound utility (as Scott Larue)
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor (as nancy Kyong Nugent)
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor
Damien Smith .... foley artist
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Gary Thomas .... boom operator
Lisa Varetakis .... foley editor
Karen Vassar Triest .... dialogue editor (as Karen Vassar)
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Ian Elias .... sound (uncredited)
Carl D. Ware .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects coordinator
Thomas R. Dickens .... special effects technician: jet airplane sequence (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... visual effects artist
Brett Boggs .... visual effects: Warner Bros. Animation VFX
Jeremy Burns .... digital effects: Warner Bros, Animation VFX
Eric Durst .... visual effects supervisor
Brian Ellerd .... video assist utility
Mike Wassel .... visual effects: Warner Bros. Aninmation VFX
Craig Crawford .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Hugo Dominguez .... rotoscope artist: Warner Brothers (uncredited)
Jongo .... visual effects (uncredited)
Doug Luberts .... visual effects assistant editor (uncredited)
Lori J. Nelson .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... visual effects production supervisor: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Ziker)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Amundsen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dana Arnold .... rigging electric: reshoots
Dana Arnold .... rigging electrician
Joe Collins .... camera operator
Tim Collins .... dolly grip
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Alan Disler)
Fernando Espiritusanto .... balloon light technician
David Eubank .... first assistant camera: "a" camera and Steadicam
Lisa K. Ferguson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Lisa Ferguson)
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator
Bob Gorelick .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael LaViolette .... chief lighting technician (as Michael La Violette)
Martin J. Layton .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Martin Layton)
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
Eric Sandlin .... assistant chief lighting technician
David A. Santos .... rigging grip
Frank Scheidbach .... rigging gaffer
Philip Sloan .... key grip (as Phil Sloan)
Chris Walden .... generator operator
Paul Wilkowsky .... best boy grip
Michael Best .... additional grip: SF (uncredited)
Kenneth Cooper .... electrician (uncredited)
Doug Dole .... grip (uncredited)
Jennifer Ann Henry .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Kia Kiso .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Andrew Korner .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
James Kumarelas .... additional rigging electrician (uncredited)
Frederick Lawrence .... grip: re-shoots (uncredited)
Josh Levy .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Damon Liebowitz .... electrician (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: SpaceCam (uncredited)
Paul Postal .... electrician (uncredited)
Daniel R. Purinton .... rigging best boy (uncredited)
Rick Senteno .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Riley Sidore .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Kelly Simpson .... film loader (uncredited)
Dempsey Tillman .... digital video assist operator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Lance Jay Velazco .... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Lou Weinert .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Alessi .... extras casting
Kristan Berona .... extras casting
Michelle Lewitt .... casting associate
Sande Alessi .... extras casting (uncredited)
Lee Genick .... extras casting: New York (uncredited)
Scout Masterson .... casting associate (uncredited)
Rich Mento .... casting associate (uncredited)
Jocelyn E. Thomas .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Baker .... key costumer
Sandra Bojin-Sedlik .... costumer
Holly Davis .... key costumer
Barbara Gordon .... costumer: Mr. Costner
Phillip Howard .... costumer
Sabine Huber .... costumer
Anne Laoparadonchai .... costumer: Ms. Aniston (as Annie Laoparadonchai)
Lisa Lovaas .... costume supervisor (as Lisa Nora Lövaas)
Lisa D. Quercioli .... key costumer (as Lisa Quercioli)
Dalhia Schuette .... costumer
Tony Velasco .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Shaun Aprahamian .... assistant editor
Nicholas Casey .... post-production assistant
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Gregg London .... assistant editor
Danny Miller .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
Corinne Villa .... assistant editor
Ron Barr .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Joe Finley .... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
Carrie Holecek .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Julia Nessling-Douglas .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Vincent Cirilli .... protools engineer
Harvey Cohen .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Chris Douridas .... music supervisor
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Marc Shaiman .... music adaptor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Scott Stambler .... music editor
Kurt Uenala .... music recording mixer: Nellie Mckay
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Mark Agostino .... music playback operator (uncredited)
Greg Hayes .... score recordist (uncredited)
Lucian Piane .... scoring assistant (uncredited)
Brett Pierce .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bruce Hauer .... transportation coordinator
Steve Humphrey .... transportation captain
John Bromstead .... driver (uncredited)
Daniel Davis .... driver: base camp generator (uncredited)
Darrell Dubovsky .... driver (uncredited)
Michael Forte .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Robert Gaskill .... driver: Ms. Aniston and Ms. MacLaine (uncredited)
Frank Rocha .... driver (uncredited)
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Sarah Lynn Schmitt .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jasa Abreo .... assistant: Mr. Costner
Dylan Ashbrook .... assistant: Ms. Fox
Bostic Beard .... assistant: Mr. Reiner (as Bostic C. Beard)
Kandice Billingsley .... key assistant location manager
Ali Blacker .... assistant: Mr. Cosgrove
Billy Bonifield .... production office coordinator
Mark Callaghan .... office staff assistant
Jana Camacho .... production assistant
Elizabeth C. Camp .... set staff assistant (as Elizabeth Camp)
Naomi Catalano .... office staff assistant
Jaime Daly .... assistant location manager
Jeanie Daniels .... assistant accountant
Tova Dann .... production assistant
Ivan Drehspul .... airline technical supervisor
Richard Franceschini .... production resources executive
Claire Gerety-Mott .... office staff assistant
Cody Horn .... set staff assistant
Adam Israel .... office staff assistant
David Israel .... location manager
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... choreographer (as Joanne Jansen)
Pam Jones .... administrative assistant: Mr. Reiner
Gregg Kawecki .... set staff assistant
Mark Krick .... set staff assistant
Christian Labarta .... set staff assistant
Linda Labov .... assistant: Ms. Weinstein
Mike E. Landau .... production office secretary
William Lebeda .... title designer: main titles
Travis Gale Lewis .... set staff assistant (as Travis G. Lewis)
Jun C. Lin .... assistant location manager (as Jun Lin)
Mike James Masumoto .... assistant location manager (as Michael James Masumoto)
Brendan McBreen .... set staff assistant
Carolyn Mcguinness .... assistant: Ms. Aniston
Eddie Merino .... key assistant location manager
Margaret Mitchell .... production accountant
Anastacia C. Nemec .... set staff assistant (as Anastacia Nemec)
Ivanna Palance-Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil (as Ivanna Palance)
Dina Reiner .... assistant: Ms. Weinstein
Deborah Ricketts .... researcher
Aaron Roberts .... set staff assistant
Tricia Ronten .... script supervisor
Sergio Ruiz .... office staff assistant
Tyy Sams .... office staff assistant (as Tierney Sams)
Rebekah Sanders .... office staff assistant
Nicholas E. Schepisi .... set staff assistant (as Nick Schepisi)
Thomas Sharkey .... assistant: Ms. MacLaine
Bert Smith .... set staff assistant
Michael Steinbach .... production office secretary
Nicolas Stern .... production office supervisor
Spooky Stevens .... publicist
Rachel Swenson .... assistant location manager (as Rachel Watkins)
Chance P. Tassone .... craft service (as Chance Tassone)
Benjamin Vallery .... office staff assistant
Kathryn Watkins .... set staff assistant
Michele Watkins .... production assistant: San Francisco
Lisa Wiggins .... assistant accountant
Jerome Zelle .... assistant craft service
Scott Brant .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Patty Carey .... location manager: New York (uncredited)
Jared Cauliffe .... set production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Courtney Dane .... production assistant (uncredited)
David De Palo .... midi transcriptor (uncredited)
Laura DiBiase .... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Kerin Ferallo .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Danielle Frankl .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Mark A. Freid .... location scout (uncredited)
Marcy Guiragossian .... key background coordinator (uncredited)
David Henke .... key location assistant (uncredited)
Orlando Hurtado .... catering chef (uncredited)
Saisie M. Jang .... assistant location manager: San Francisco (uncredited)
Cory Johnson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Phill Kane .... location scout (uncredited)
Dave Kasubowski .... craft service (uncredited)
William P. Kelly .... stand-in (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (uncredited)
Sharon Lopez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Lovaglio .... office assistant (uncredited)
Asal Masomi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tammy Massa .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kathy McHugh .... production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Kip Myers .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Ericka O'Benar .... assistant production coordinator: San Francisco (uncredited)
William Ostroff .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sandy Reed .... craft service (uncredited)
Georgia Scheele .... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Lori Shockley .... production coordinator: San Francisco (uncredited)
Gary Stone .... cast security (uncredited)
Mark Thomason .... photo double (uncredited)
Mark Thomason .... stand-in (uncredited)
Amy Louise Tripodi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Wagner .... assistant production office coordinator: New York (uncredited)
Dannon Walters .... craft service (uncredited)
Nancy Wong .... key assistant location manager: San Francisco (uncredited)
Helen Alexis Yonov .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Rumour Has It..." - Australia, Canada (English title), New Zealand (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference
Runtime:
97 min
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Along with President Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro, the picture on the far left is Beau (Kevin Costner) with Rob Reiner (the director). Hugh M. Hefner was originally supposed to be pictured, but Hefner objected at the last minute; Reiner was added in digitally.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sarah and her father are in the kitchen, he sets a mug of tea in front of her. She reaches for the handle around the front of the mug, but then in the next shot, she's turning the mug from behind it.See more »
Quotes:
Sarah:I didn't come here to tell you that I can't live without you. I can live without you. I just don't want to.See more »
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Features The Graduate (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
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32 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Rumor Has It, 23 February 2006
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Based on a true rumor, the premise of the movie was set up oh-so perfectly, especially if you're a fan of Mike Nichols' 1967 Dustin Hoffman-Anne Bancroft movie, The Graduate (with its immortal line uttered again in this film). It's pretty creative to have that story and characters intertwined with the narrative of this movie.

In this Jennifer Aniston vehicle (is it always that the wives of more famous husbands get meatier roles when they break up?), she plays an obituary writer (another fashionable job since Jude Law became one in Closer) Sarah Huttinger, who's the fiancée of Jeff Daly (Mark Ruffalo). However, she's commitment phobic and is getting cold feet each time Jeff brings up marriage, and it doesn't help that they're attending her sister's (Mena Suvari), therefore meeting her dad (Richard Jenkins) and other relatives she can't get along with.

But rumor after rumor, and having realize that her deceased mother had gone for a fling before her own marriage, Sarah begins an investigative hunt into those (un)faithful days, and with probing for more information from her grandma Katharine (Shirley MacLaine), she discovers Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner), the man whom Dustin Hoffman's Ben was modeled after. So it goes that the writer of The Graduate, Charles Webb, is a close friend of Beau, and the story is based loosely on his dalliances with Katharine. Which also means, as Sarah discovers, that the book and movie, is based on her family! But it gets better (or is it worse?) as Sarah herself falls for Beau and has a one-night stand, bringing to mind all the dirty, sick thoughts of possible incest. The audience gets teased every now and then when you attempt to piece together the possible relationships between the characters, and it gets worse as we go along, until the final revelation at the end. It's amazing too how you become glued to the story, despite its simplicity in its themes.

Which is surprisingly not romantic relationship per se, which got shoved to the sidelines, but that of commitment. It tries to examine what makes people stick to each other, and what it takes to accept, forgive, and find courage to move on. If you're bringing your date to his movie, have the correct mindset - it's not just another simple date movie, but one which sets both of you thinking. It's got some kick in it too, all thanks to references to The Graduate movie.

Lifting this movie is again the veterans of Shirley MacLaine and Richard Jenkins. MacLaine has played the grandma role to two sisters earlier this year in In Her Shoes. However, this is not a simple rehash of the role, as this one's a little more slapstick, a little more Mrs Robinson, a little more caustic in language and character, but a lot lot lesser screen time. Richard Jenkins too plays the familiar father figure who stands by his daughters, ala his dad role in North Country shown earlier. No doubt that their roles are small, but their characters, all powerful.

Kevin Costner seems to be moving to making smaller movies. I won't say that he's excellent in this movie, because it felt like it was a stroll in the park. Having him falling for and romancing a younger woman in Aniston, was similar to his role last year in The Upside of Anger. All eyes though will be on Jennifer Aniston, as her character has certain takes on relationships that cut a little close to her real life split and how she moved on.

It's a movie which you think the trailers had revealed all, but trust me, it delivered a lot more than what the trailers suggested. It's fun, witty, and refreshing to a certain extent. Do give this movie a watch if spoilt for choices from the Oscar contenders amongst the crowded theater schedules.

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