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Rumor Has It (2005)

Jennifer Aniston, Rumor Has It | ANISTON
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Details Release Date: Dec 25, 2005; Rated: PG-13; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Romance goes high-concept with this dramedy: A directionless woman (Jennifer Aniston), unsure if she wants to marry her fiancé (Mark Ruffalo), heads West to attend her sister's wedding, only to discover that — random plot twist alert! — her family was the inspiration for the film The Graduate. ''It's got all this stuff about The Graduate, but at the core it's a journey into self-discovery, and what this woman has to go through to give herself over to somebody in a meaningful way,'' says Rob Reiner, who replaced original director T.M. Griffin because of creative differences. ''If [audiences] are expecting a sequel to The Graduate, then they're going to be disappointed,'' adds Reiner. ''But if you're going to see a good romantic comedy with a different premise than you've seen before, then it is a good story.''

Originally posted Nov 09, 2005 Published in issue #850 Nov 18, 2005 Order article reprints

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