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  • Summary: Sarah Huttinger (Aniston) is in a fog. She's finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff (Ruffalo), but isn't at all sure that marriage is what she really wants. Now she's on her way home to attend her sister's wedding, which means spending a lot of time with the tennis-obsessed Pasadena family that she's never felt quite a part of. It isn't until Sarah stumbles into a well-kept family secret that she starts to question her roots and sets off in search of the man who may have the answers she's looking for (Costner). (Warner Bros.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. 75
    This is not a great movie, but it's very watchable and has some good laughs. The casting of Aniston is crucial, because she's the heroine of this story, and the way it's put together there's danger of her becoming the shuttlecock. Aniston has the presence to pull it off.
  2. Aniston gets marooned here: Her comic instincts are muted by all the identity angst, yet there isn't sufficient dramatic material into which she can sink her teeth. Costner strolls through this role with disarming ease.
  3. Under the circumstances, MacLaine, Costner, and Ruffalo acquit themselves well.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Not much to laugh about -- or shout about for that matter.
  5. 40
    The resulting film is a muddled, melodramatic, sort-of remake of "The Graduate."
  6. I suppose Rumor Has It could be worse, though at the moment I'm at a loss to say just how.
  7. Fans of "The Graduate" should skip this strange comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 16 out of 25
  1. BrittanyM.
    Feb 7, 2006
    10
    girls will enjoy this movie. I thought it was very funny. Me and my girl friend went and saw it without guys and we had a blast! I would definitely see it again. Expand
  2. KathyS.
    Jan 16, 2006
    7
    Enjoyed every minute of it. Perfectly cast throughout with good performances, especially from Shirley Maclaine, Marc Ruffalo, Kevin Costner, and Richard Jenkins. Expand
  3. NigelW
    Jan 10, 2006
    5
    A reasonably good film, it held my attention and didn't fundamentally offend me. There were some laugh out loud moments, mainly thanks to Shirley MacLaine. Jennifer Aniston played herself admirably. Just let down by the predictable ending. Expand
  4. KG
    Jan 12, 2006
    2
    Waste of time. Our group's opinions ranged from forgettable to worst movie of the year so far.
  5. LarryT.
    Apr 17, 2006
    1
    A real dud. They took a decent premise and turned into a sitcom that lasted an hour and a half.
  6. JeffS
    Dec 30, 2005
    1
    I'll summarize how awfl this movie is by simply saying that my wife (a big Aniston fan) apologized to me for having to sit through it and is going to let me pick the next two movies in return. Expand
  7. Leroy
    Dec 24, 2005
    0
    Sucked!

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