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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

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1.85 : 1
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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 Beau and Sarah have just finished their night, and they decide to get a cup of coffee, Sarah grabs the cup handle with her left hand, but when the camera goes up close, the cup handle is in her right. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: ...and you drive *so* slow...
Earl: I only drive slow, sweetheart, because you're in the car
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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 »


Soundtracks

I Love How You Love Me
Written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber
Performed by The Paris Sisters
Courtesy of Gregmark Music Inc.
By Arrangement with Ace Music Services
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Rumours are flying...
31 January 2006 | by kurt_messickSee all my reviews

Rumour has it that 'Rumor Has It' is a pretty good film. This will by no means be an Oscar contender, but as a pleasant diversion on a weekend afternoon, or possibly as a date movie (for those who still go on dates), this could be a winning movie. Jennifer Aniston, late of 'Friends', plays a role that is in many ways reminiscent of the Rachel role - she is a transplanted New Yorker, returning home to L.A. (actually, Pasadena, which becomes a running joke) with her as-yet-unannounced fiancé to attend her younger sister's wedding. We learn all of this in the first few minutes, possibly before the credits are done scrolling on the screen - the frenetic pace of 'Friends' is still here.

Rumour has it that there was a family in Pasadena that the film 'The Graduate' is based upon - Sarah (Anniston) fixates upon the idea that this may be her family. She questions her grandmother (Shirley MacLaine, but don't call her grandmother), who tells of a possible affair her mother had with a playboy before her marriage (Kevin Costner, now a dot-com mega-millionaire). Sarah goes off without her fiancé in search of her mother's past, but finds a past of her own, of a sort.

Lots of twists and turns in the film have the characters racing up and down the coast of California in search of the past, the future, and the truth, which ends up being both expected and unexpected in this complicated but easily-followed plot.

There aren't major effects and major surprises here. The situational comedy is very much in keeping with an extended version of a comfortable television show, even with the star power of MacLaine and Costner backing Anniston up. The writing is serviceable with occasional flashes of true wit, and the pace of the film is even and pleasant. In all, this is a good film, well worth seeing for a bit of entertainment. Director Rob Reiner does have a talent for good films, and this is one of them.


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