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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

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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:

Untitled Jennifer Aniston Graduate Comedy 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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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1997. See more »

Goofs

When Beau is telling Sarah he's not her father his hand is on his leg. The next shot it's on his chin, then back on his leg again. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Maybe every girl in my family have to sleep with you.
Beau Burroughs: I don't know if they have to, but they certainly have.
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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 Deliverance (1972) See more »

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Written by Ennio Morricone
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Interesting Premise, Weak Execution
3 June 2006 | by christian123See all my reviews

Jennifer Aniston plays Sarah Huttinger, a journalist about to get married to her boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo) when she's called back to Pasadena for her sister's wedding. There, she meets millionaire playboy Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner) who had relations with both her mother and grandmother, an incident that might have influenced the '60s movie "The Graduate."

"Rumor Has It" is a lackluster film from Jennifer Aniston that fails to take advantage of its interesting premise. The movie had all the right ingredients to be an entertaining ride. Good cast, good director, engaging premise and a talented screenwriter. So, what went wrong? Rob Reiner tried to make a character driven dramedy that just didn't work. The film was not very funny and they recycled the same jokes over and over again. How many jokes about Pasadena can you have in the first twenty minutes? Apparently not enough for Mr. Reiner. The more serious scenes were deathly dull and this has a lot to do with the fact that all the characters were unlikable and uninteresting. The actors all appeared bored on screen and only one person gave a good performance.

Shirley MacLaine gives an engaging and funny performance as Katherine. She saves the movie completely though she doesn't get a lot of screen time. Jennifer Anniston was pretty bland, nothing special from her. That is two flops in a row for her with this and Derailed. Mark Ruffalo was okay, again nothing special. Mena Suvari gave a decent performance but doesn't get a lot of screen time. Kevin Costner was a complete dud. His performance was very mundane and he shared zero chemistry with everyone on screen.

The appeal between Costner and Aniston seemed force and there was nothing interesting about it at all. The scenes with Aniston and Ruffalo were much better and seemed more real. The family aspects of the movie were okay. There were a few engaging scenes like the bedroom scene between Aniston and Suvari. Those two played sisters and their conversation about their mother was nice to watch. Still, they weren't as good as Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette from "In Her Shoes". The ending was expected and a little unbelievable actually. I still don't understand why he took Sarah back considering she cheated on him and her speech seemed really force. In the end, "Rumor Has It" is simply a weak film that's not really worth watching. Rating 5/10


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