Rumor Has It…December 25, 2005
Jennifer Aniston plays 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.
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 5.5/10 (23,116 voted)
Critic's Score: 35/100
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine
Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly has 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 success author Beau Burroughs, she insists to get to meet him. Only like her mother and grandmother, she has a one night-stand with Beau, which may well cost her Jeff.
New Year's Eve M.C.
(as Robert Lanza)
Marcia Ann Burrs
Based on a true rumor.
Release Date: 25 December 2005
Filming Locations: 717 S Hudson Ave, Pasadena, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $7,515,000
(25 December 2005)
Did You Know?
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.
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.
Life has to be a little nuts sometimes. Otherwise it's just a bunch of Thursdays strung together.
Thank You Shirley
I walked out of "Fun With Dick and Jane" fuming. I went into this other
"comedy" and I stayed. I even laughed a couple of times and smiled a
great deal, thanks , mostly, to Shirley MacLaine. The idea was fun, to
meet the real characters that inspired "The Graduate" and, in fact, the
best moment is the confrontation between Mrs. Robinson (Shirley
MacLaine) and Benjamin (Kevin Costner) There is a lavish party and some
spectacular travelogues of Northern California but Jennifer Aniston, my
dear, take a sabbatical. She was so good in "The Good Girl" But here, a
sub Rachel infuriating thing. What's with her mouth? She twitches and
bites her lips and represses her smiles and it's dizzying and annoying
and anti-comedy. Look at Shirley MacLaine for goodness sake! Has
Jennifer Aniston seen "The Apartment"? I know I'm not making much sense
but it's not my fault. I blame Rob Reiner really and his scriptwriters
and his producers. How many jokes can you make about Pasadena? Please
guys, listen to Shirley.