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Rumor Has It... (2006)

Jennifer Aniston , Mark Ruffalo , Rob Reiner  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Kevin Costner, Shirley Maclaine, Mena Suvari
  • Directors: Rob Reiner
  • Writers: Ted Griffin
  • Producers: Paula Weinstein, Ben Cosgrove, George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Jennifer Fox
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 9, 2006
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,700 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rumor Has It March 30, 2008
The Graduate is a classic cult film, and since this movie was based on it, I was hoping for the best, but not expecting much. I was never more wrong! Jennifer Aniston was refreshing, but I had dry heaves when she slept with a man her mother and grandmother did especially when she thought at first he could be her father. That is just not entertaining in any situation. Kevin Costner was good in his role, but the ewwww factor was too much. Mark Ruffalo gave probably his best performance to date. The most surprising performance was from Shirley MacLaine, and she was absolutely fabulous. She held her own in every scene. It didn't matter who she shared screen time with, she stole the limelight.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
I know that the critical reception to "Rumor Has It" was very chilly, but something about the idea of the film really appealed to me. The concept, the plot conceit, is a genuinely clever notion. Being a fan of "The Graduate," I was interested to see how well they would integrate the "characters" of that film with the "real life" counterpoints in this film. I mean, come on, Shirley MacLaine representing Mrs. Robinson and Kevin Costner as Ben Braddock--seems like a great idea! But, alas, when all is said and done--an amusing and well conceived setup did not equal a satisfying movie experience, for me.

Jennifer Aniston returns to her Pasadena homestead with her new fiance, played by Mark Ruffalo. Plagued with doubts about her engagement, and seemingly disengaged from any real affection for her own family, she hears a rumor that leads her to suspect that the book and film of "The Graduate" were based on her deceased mother's experiences. Confirming that her grandmother (MacLaine) was indeed the "Mrs. Robinson" character, she deduces that her mother had a fling prior to marrying her father. Thus, with the notion that she might be the daughter of this man--she sets off to find the truth. Encountering Costner, as the potential daddy and "Ben Braddock" character, she discovers truths about herself and her family.

All of this plays out very routinely, but the supporting actors are engaging and comfortable. It's always great to see MacLaine, but she offers nothing new or inventive in this performance--it's the standard brassy MacLaine persona we've come to expect. Costner continues to embrace his middle-aged status and has, thus, developed into a far more interesting actor than he used to be.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rumor has had it... May 30, 2006
The movie, with all of the big name talent behind it - Jennifer Anniston et al (and even George Clooney as one of the producers) - certainly was a let down. For anyone who is familiar with The Graduate (and who isn't these days), the movie will pique your interest if only because it revisits much of the myth behind the movie and whether or not what took place was based on a true 'rumor' if you will. The movie seemed to bank on too many cliches, especially those we find in the romantic comedy genre and the end, where Mark Ruffalo is waiting for Jennifer outside the elevator after she leaves his apartment in tears is as done and as flat as a climactic scene can get. Go out and rent something else because this movie will surely disappoint you.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Almost unbearable... July 10, 2006
Rumor Has It:

Do you ever get the feeling, when you are watching a movie, that you just wish they'd get to the point already? Well, I definitely got that feeling when I was watching this movie.

I heard and read the bad reviews that this movie got. But still, I had to see for myself. The beginning, while Jennifer Aniston's character is telling about the history of the story of the Graduate, got me to thinking that I must have read wrong because it seemed like it was going to be a pretty good movie. Then the movie actually started and the first scenes in the airplane caused me to completely abandon those thoughts.

Things got better when Shirley MacLaine's character is introduced because she made the story more interesting with her sharp and witty dialogue. I think the only time I laughed, or found the movie entertaining, were the scenes she was in. I was bored with the story of Sarah - and I don't think the writers knew what they wanted from her relationship with Mark, so they just wrote her character based off of that.

I hate when movies don't know where they're going and by the time they figure it out, you've lost interest and are just waiting for the end to finally come. That's definitely how I felt about this one.

I don't recommend this to anyone. It's sad really, because I think this movie could have been really great, if it had chosen a path and then stuck with it. I guess, technically, when this movie got to its point, you should accept that that is it, but this movie's "point" just wasn't good enough for me to give it a thumbs up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hey Hey Hey July 13, 2012
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The premise: a young woman discovers that Mrs. Robinson and Elaine from the book and movie The Graduate were based on her grandmother and her mother. She goes on a quest to find this man who she thinks is her father, and when he says he's not she promptly sleeps with him because he's so charming. So what do we learn from this, that grandmother, mother and daughter can have a hot fling with the same guy? Who writes this garbage? This is just asinine and incredibly sick. This makes no sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 days ago by sharon m ferro
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good movie.
Published 24 days ago by David DeBolske
3.0 out of 5 stars Rumor has it is an okay movie but a little far fetched scenario....
I know the critics panned this movie as having an impossible scenario. But I have to admit I did enjoy it!
It was Great to see Shirley McClain in another movie. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Devils.Advocate666
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with this cast! Very Funny!
I gave this movie a 5 star review simply because you couldn't go wrong with a cast like Jennifer Aniston, Shirley Mc Laine and Kevin Costner! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Barbara Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Rita Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars There were some funny moments. Then again the story was a little ...
Definitely enjoyable enough for distraction. The actors were talented. There were some funny moments. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Valerie E. Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars It was great
This show was hilarious! Iove Jennifer Aniston and Shirley McClain. Kevin Costner was a bonus. Shirley stole the spotlight. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kobe 519
4.0 out of 5 stars You gotta love Jen
Jennifer rocks - she STILL got it going on - I love her movies but she should soon head in a new direction. Let's get her some serious roles and enough with the love stories. Read more
Published 4 months ago by rinpa357
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute movie
this spin off of The Graduate was a cute movie, Shirley McClaine steels the show If you are looking for a light hearted comedy, this is a good choice
Published 4 months ago by Pamela Smith-Boynton
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!
I've owned this movie before...but forgot it at someone's house and never got it back. Now I decided to buy it again, because I really missed having it in my DVD collection!!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by TammyGermanGirl
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