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Rumor Has It...

Rumor Has It...
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Mena Suvari, Shirley MacLaine and Kevin Costner


Rated: PG-13
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: December 23, 2005 Released by: Warner Brothers

Jennifer Aniston stars as Sarah, a journalist stuck writing obituaries in the Rob Reiner-directed comedy.

She flies to California with her fiance (Mark Ruffalo) to attend her sister's (Mena Suvari) wedding. But, she's not looking forward to the weekend as she's not really close to her dad nor sister.

Grandma, played by a grouchy Shirley MacLaine, who gets feistier with every new role, is the only family member Sarah can talk to. However, she hears something that shakes her world from dear old Granny the night before the wedding. She tells Sarah that she had seduced a man half her age years ago, and that her deceased Mom had a brief fling with the same man days before she married Sarah's dad.

Counting backwards from her birth to her parent's wedding day, Sarah figures out that she must be the love child of her Mom and this mysterious man named Beau (Kevin Costner) and decides to track him down.

Costner is fine as the multigenerational Romeo, but MacLaine has played senior-citizens-in-a-foul mood just one too many times. Also, Aniston hams it up to distraction. Rolling her eyes and contorting her face with each expression that I thought she was doing Jim Carrey impersonations.

Since I usually enjoy Reiner's films, I was disappointed that this romantic comedy didn't have any real romance going on, nor was it particularly funny!

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