Rumor Has It...

Rumor Has It...

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Director: Rob Reiner

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine

     
 

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A woman discovers that a part of her family history may be more complicated -- and more famous -- than she ever imagined in this comedy. Thirtysomething Sarah Huttinger (Jennifer Aniston), who has spent most of her adult life in New York City, is flying home to California with her long time boyfriend, Jeff Daly (Mark Ruffalo), for the wedding of her annoyingly perky… See more details below

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A woman discovers that a part of her family history may be more complicated -- and more famous -- than she ever imagined in this comedy. Thirtysomething Sarah Huttinger (Jennifer Aniston), who has spent most of her adult life in New York City, is flying home to California with her long time boyfriend, Jeff Daly (Mark Ruffalo), for the wedding of her annoyingly perky younger sister, Annie (Mena Suvari). While Sarah and Jeff have recently announced they're engaged to be married, Sarah has been having second thoughts, and she isn't excited about the prospect of spending time with the family where she's always felt like the odd duck. As Sarah tries to decide what she should do with her personal and professional lives, she turns to her sharp-tongued and still youthful grandmother, Katharine (Shirley MacLaine), for advice, and Katharine shares a little-known bit of family history -- that Sarah's now-deceased mother left her father, Earl (Richard Jenkins), a few days before their wedding and ran off with another man for several days before coming back and marrying Earl. However, after hearing this Sarah is also treated to some long-simmering local gossip about a young man who ran off with a bride-to-be after he was seduced by her mother...and that the story became the basis for the hit movie The Graduate. Sarah begins to wonder, was Katharine the real-life Mrs. Robinson of this story? And if it's true, who was the man who had affairs with Sarah's mother and grandmother? Was it dashing and wealthy family friend Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner), who has also turned Sarah's head? Rumor Has It... was produced from an original screenplay by Ted Griffin; Griffin was originally set to direct the film, but shortly after production began he was replaced, with Rob Reiner taking over the project.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A fresh, engaging premise, unexpected plot twists, and nimble comedic performances make this underappreciated romantic farce from director Rob Reiner a delightful surprise. Thirtysomething Sarah Huttinger (Jennifer Aniston in a role perfectly suited to her talents) discovers, quite by accident, that her family history inspired the events in The Graduate, and that her saucy, irrepressible grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) was the model for that film's suburban seductress, Mrs. Robinson. Moreover, she learns that the college student on whom the Dustin Hoffman character was based is wealthy entrepreneur Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner), who once loved Sarah's mom -- and to whom she finds herself attracted. This doesn't sit well with her well-meaning but drab fiancé, Jeff Daly (Mark Ruffalo). Don't be fooled by the capsule synopsis: you may think you know how this movie turns out, but things don't progress along pat, predictable lines. And that's the movie's real strength. It's also more adult than the normal run of romantic comedies, displaying a refreshingly mature attitude about sex. The players, for their part, seem to be enjoying themselves immensely; Costner, following on his effective second-fiddle turn in The Upside of Anger, proves again that those who wrote him off a few years back were premature.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2006
UPC:
0012569701359
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
3,363

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français (Dubbed in Quebec); Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Aniston Sarah Huttinger
Kevin Costner Beau Burroughs
Shirley MacLaine Katharine Richelieu
Mark Ruffalo Jeff Daly
Richard Jenkins Earl Huttinger
Mena Suvari Annie Huttinger
Christopher McDonald Roger McManus
Steve Sandvoss Scott
Mike Vogel Blake Burroughs
Robert Lanza New Year's Eve M.C.
Trevor Stock Young Beau
Jennifer Taylor Jocelyn Richelieu
Marcia Ann Burrs Pasadenan Wife
Lynn Wanlass Pasadenan Wife
Mary Anne McGarry Pasadenan Wife
Marie Cheatham Party Guest
Gloria Grant Party Guest
Gregory White Party Guest
Jake Mailey Party Guest
Frank Novak Party Guest
William Kerr Party Guest
Terrie Snell Party Guest
Shannon Farnon Party Guest
Jennifer Wade Nikki
Erinn Bartlett Donna
Allyson Bradford Bridesmaid
Kate McClafferty Bridesmaid
Googy Gress Burly Man
Rolando Molina Mover
Carmela Rappazo Party Planner
Erinn Hayes Wedding Coordinator
Christopher Stapleton Bartender
George F. Regas Pastor
Jaime Ray Newman Conference Greeter
Andy Milder Conference Attendee
Gabe 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 Guest
Charlotte Colavin Charity Dinner Guest
George Gerdes Charity Dinner Guest
Lyman Ward Charity Dinner Guest
Jordan Lund Charity Dinner Guest
John E. Byrd Doorman
Pete Anthony Conductor

Technical Credits
Rob Reiner Director
Len Amato Executive Producer
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Frank Capra Asst. Director,Co-producer
George Clooney Executive Producer
Ben Cosgrove Producer
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Chris Douridas Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Gorelick Camera Operator
Ted Griffin Screenwriter
T.M. Griffin Screenwriter
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Joann Fregalette Jansen Choreography
Jane Jenkins Casting
Jennifer Fox Executive Producer
Robert Kirby Executive Producer
Scott LaRue Sound/Sound Designer
Marty Layton Camera Operator
Robert Leighton Editor
Josh Lusby Set Decoration/Design
Nellie McKay Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Valli O'Reilly Makeup
Francisco X. Perez Makeup
Michael Rachmil Executive Producer
Tom Sanders Production Designer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director
Paula Weinstein Producer
Thomas P. Wilkins Art Director
James Yarmer Set Decoration/Design
Vera Yurtchuk Makeup

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rumor Has It
1. How it All Started [3:31]
2. Turbulence in Tight Spaces [5:31]
3. Her Pasadena Past [3:23]
4. She Bounces [2:33]
5. Never Call Me Grandma [4:27]
6. Pre-Midlife Crisis [4:10]
7. Ex-Beau Beau [2:57]
8. Get Me the Graduate [3:46]
9. Dad Dilemma [4:16]
10. Popping the Question [4:53]
11. Beau's Secret [4:18]
12. Being Present [6:02]
13. Morning After [4:18]
14. They Certainly Have [:14]
15. Casablanca Ball [4:48]
16. Blake [2:53]
17. Wrong Answer [4:06]
18. High Anxiety [2:55]
19. Screwed-Up Sisters [2:15]
20. The Gang's All Here [3:38]
21. Chasing Ghosts [4:19]
22. Father Knows Best [2:34]
23. What Engaged Means [4:02]
24. One Condition [5:09]
25. End Credits [1:30]

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