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Rumor Has It... (Widescreen Edition)
Rumor Has It... (Widescreen Edition)
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Avg. Customer Rating: 3.0 out of 5 stars(based on 69 reviews)
Sales Rank: 213
Category: DVD

Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner
Director: Rob Reiner
Format: Ac-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, Ntsc
Languages: English (Original Language), English (Subtitled), French (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled)
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 97 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.2
Dimensions (in): 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6

UPC: 012569701359
EAN: 0012569701359

Release Date: May 9, 2006
Theatrical Release Date: December 25, 2005
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Editorial Reviews:
Old pro Shirley MacLaine steals her every scene in Rumor Has It..., a very curiously conceived comedy directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally..., The Princess Bride). Sarah (Jennifer Aniston, The Good Girl) arrives at her sister's wedding with her fiance Jeff (Mark Ruffalo, 13 Going on 30). She's already feeling anxiety-ridden about her impending marriage when she gleans from some odd hints from her grandmother Katherine (MacLaine, The Apartment, Terms of Endearment) that her family was the basis for the movie The Graduate. Quicker that you can say "Mrs. Robinson" she slips away from Jeff to investigate, suspecting that the guy Dustin Hoffman's character was based on--Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner, Tin Cup)--might be her actual father...well, from there the plot takes a few twists, but this is not a movie that succeeds based on its story (which never really becomes persuasive). Instead, Rumor Has It... rests on the surprisingly complex and mature emotional interactions between the characters (particularly given that it's a movie about someone refusing to make choices in her life). Aniston won't win any awards for this, but she certainly gives her role more depth than a typical romantic comedy heroine; Costner and Ruffalo are both in fine form; and MacLaine appears just often enough to inject some delightfully prickly personality into a movie that often teeters on the edge of too much niceness. Also featuring Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) and Mena Suvari (American Beauty). --Bret Fetzer

Jennifer Aniston portrays Sarah Huttinger, whose return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her, and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers. Join Sarah as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate nor proper - and as Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo join the fun. The story is rumor. The laughs are real!

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2 out of 5 stars Misleading promotion, missed opportunity   June 22, 2006

RATING = * * 1/2

Promotion for this film led us to believe it was a little mystery wrapped in a comedy. While a bit of both, it wasn't enough of either to give it the identity it needed. And that's a shame.

Given the premise -- Anniston suspects she might be the love child of The Graduate's Ben Braddock -- this held a lot of potential. But once the jig was up, there was no place to go. We were left with under-developed characters and story lines that were shallow and incomplete. Opportunity lost.

The likable Anniston has a few good turns and Costner delivers a solid performance, but even they couldn't fill-in the missing pieces. A-List stars and slick production alone do not a good movie make. At least not enough to fill 90 minutes or warrant a $10 ticket or $20 purchase.

3 out of 5 stars It was all right,...   June 19, 2006
  0 out of 1 found this review helpful

Okay, it definitely wasn't worth seeing twice, but it was all right. The only character I really liked was Jeff, the fiance of Sara. I thought she treated him poorly, no mater how scared she was supposed to be. Kevin Costner's character, Bo, was disgusting & I didn't think he was very convincing for some reason. The Dad was good, especially at the end. Well, that's all I have to say really...Rumor Has It isn't a keeper but if you are bored it'll pass the time

2 out of 5 stars Starts with a Clever Idea, Turns a Middling Romantic Comedy with Disappointing Ending   June 19, 2006
  1 out of 2 found this review helpful

`Rumor Has It' has two good things in it: interesting cast including hilarious Shirley MacLaine, and Ted Griffin's curious and intriguing idea about the 'origin' of classic film `The Graduate.' For the reasons I don't know Griffin (who is attached to the film as director) left the set, and Rob Reiner took up the project. Then something happened to the film, which should be more original and intriguing. `Rumor Has It' is still cozy and charming in its own way, but is a great missed opportunity.

The plot starts like a standard romantic comedy, but there is one clever twist in it; that is, Jennifer Aniston's heroine Sarah, already vaguely angst-ridden about her future, suddenly finds the `Truths' about her mother's life. Sarah comes to believe that her deceased mom was actually the model of Katherine Ross character in `The Graduate.' Charles Webb, she insists, wrote the story of Benjamin Braddock in `The Graduate' based on the real life of one Beau Burroughs, who is still living somewhere in America.

Leaving behind her nice and understanding fiancAe (played by underrated Mark Ruffalo), Sarah travels to meet Beau (Kevin Costner). The consequences of their meeting should not be told here, but anyway you can tell from the miles away.

Very clever and intelligent initial setting gradually turns into a middling rom-com path where so many others have already passed. It is Rob Reiner who once directed charming `When Harry Met Sally...' and we naturally expect something better or different. But sorry, no such luck here.

Naturally (and deservedly) Shirley MacLaine steals every scene as the grandmother with an acid tongue. Richard Jenkins is excellent as Sarah's slightly odd father, cute Mena Suvari is cute as ever, and you even see handsome Mike Vogel. Uncredited Kathy Bates also appears (with a very strange hair), and Jennifer Aniston and Mark Raffalo are both good, the incarnation of nice, good-looking American couple, if nothing more. But Kevin Costner is a huge disappointment, who should have been the inspiration of Dustin Hoffman character in `The Graduate' but shows little of the charms of Ben of the Mike Nichols film.

Oh, and the closing chapters are simply banal, throwing away any cleverness of the original idea about `The Graduate' or the life in Pasadena, and take the safest course throughout. If Shirley Maclaine had punched Costner in the face, the film would be much funnier. I expected to see something like that, but got no chance of seeing it. Just a comfortable, unoriginal, and insipid ending of `Ever After.'

3 out of 5 stars The gimmick works, pretty much   June 19, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

The movie has the gimmick, "the Graduate" going for it. The movie has engaging actors, Aniston and Costner are very good. I smiled rather than laugh through the movie. Aniston pulls off the character, who played by anybody else would be an unlikeable character. You still like Aniston even though she treats her boyfriend like trash for most of the movie. Costner plays it just right, handsome, charming, and a bit of a rascal. You believe the women of this family falling for him.

The movie in the last analysis is cotton candy. You really don't care that much if the main character gets together with lawyer boyfriend. It was a pleasant way to spend two hours, but they should have played more Simon and Garfunkel music. It would have helped.

4 out of 5 stars I thought it was interesting   June 16, 2006
  0 out of 6 found this review helpful

The beginning was rather boring, but after that it was very interesting. I enjoyed it and would recommended anyone to watch it.

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