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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 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

Blake Burroughs: Wanna have sex?
Sarah: Excuse me?
Blake Burroughs: No... I'm kidding. I'm kidding. I just, I was looking for my father, this is supposed to be his table but I don't see him anywhere. So, if he comes by, tell him Blake was here for me, would ya?
Sarah: Who is your dad?
Blake Burroughs: Beau Burroughs.
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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 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
Written by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Freddy Martin Orchestra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License form EMI Film & Television Music
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Great concept, great acting - so why does it turn out so weak?
29 May 2006 | by zetesSee all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that just pisses me off to no end because it has so much potential, but somehow it comes off as exceedingly mediocre. Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who discovers her family was the model for the novel and film The Graduate. She never saw how she fit in with her family, so she wonders if maybe the model for Benjamin, a rich man named Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner), is her real father. She's wrong, but in the process of this discovery, she ends up sleeping with the man, thus continuing the tradition of her mother (deceased) and grandmother (played here by Shirley MacLaine). This in turn ruins her relationship with her loving fiancé (Mark Ruffalo). I remember seeing the trailer last fall and thinking, "This is a great idea." I laughed pretty much constantly during that preview. Unfortunately, it contains most of the film's best moments. The actual film is more of a romance (or perhaps a better term would be "chick flick") than a comedy. It gets somewhat sappy, and the whole thing lumbers on and his never very strong. This is especially annoying, as all the actors are actually very good. Aniston proves once again that she is a very good actress (if only she could land some great material). Costner gives his second excellent performance of the year (I thought his performance in The Upside of Anger was perhaps the year's best performance from an actor). He was so mediocre earlier on, it's kind of cool to see that maybe he is just now hitting his peak. Mark Ruffalo is very funny, as is Mena Suvari, who plays Aniston's younger sister. And MacLaine's role is absolutely golden. She also had a very good performance elsewhere in '05 (In Her Shoes), but she has even more to do here and she flexes her comic muscles. With all that goodness, it really pains me that it's so hard to muster any enthusiasm for this somewhat lame film!


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