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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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Rob Reiner

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Ted Griffin (as T.M. Griffin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly 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 successful author Beau Burroughs, she insists on meeting 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on a true rumor.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany | Australia

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otherwise Engaged See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$868,567 (Germany), 23 December 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,515,000, 25 December 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,000,262, 9 March 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,933,562
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With only a thirty-five-year age difference between them, Shirley MacLaine was really too young to be playing the grandmother of Jennifer Aniston. Unless you do the math. If Shirley gave birth at the age of seventeen, and her child fathered or gave birth to Jennifer at the age of eighteen, then MacLaine isn't too young. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Sarah and Jeff's discussion in his apartment towards the end of the movie, Jeff walks towards the door, leans back against the wall and crosses his arms. In the next shot Sarah walks past him and he has his hands in his pockets. As she walks out and closes the door Jeff takes his hands out of his pockets and crosses them again. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: You know, I never told you this, but they based a movie on my family. Seriously. Titanic. They changed it a little. There's not boat, nothing sank. But I did pose naked for a portrait once.
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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 »

Connections

References The Nanny (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Until We Meet Again
(uncredited)
Written by Joe Lervold
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 AshleyDeniseSee 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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