Rumor Has It (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rumor Has It (2005)



Critic Consensus: This riff on The Graduate has a solid cast, but is too lightweight to fully register.

Movie Info

Sarah Huttinger is in a fog. She's finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff, 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.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: T.M. Griffin, Ted Griffin
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2006
Box Office: $42.7M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Jennifer Aniston
as Sarah Huttinger
Kevin Costner
as Beau Burroughs
Shirley MacLaine
as Katharine Richelieu
Mark Ruffalo
as Jeff Daly
Richard Jenkins
as Earl Huttinger
Christopher McDonald
as Roger McManus
Mena Suvari
as Annie Huttinger
Mike Vogel
as Blake Burroughs
Robert Lanza
as New Year's Eve M.C.
Trevor Stock
as Young Beau
Jennifer Taylor
as Jocelyn Richelieu
Marcia Ann Burrs
as Pasadenan Wife
Lynn Wanlass
as Pasadenan Wife
Mary Anne McGarry
as Pasadenan Wife
Gloria Grant
as Party Guest
Gregory White
as Party Guest
Jake Mailey
as Party Guest
Frank Novak
as Party Guest
William Kerr
as Party Guest
Terrie Snell
as Party Guest
Shannon Farnon
as Party Guest
Allyson Bradford
as Bridesmaid
Kate McClafferty
as Bridesmaid
Googy Gress
as Burly Man
Carmela Rappazo
as Party Planner
Erinn Hayes
as Wedding Coordinator
Jaime Ray Newman
as Conference Greeter
Gabe Jarret
as Conference Attendee
Clyde Kusatsu
as Conference Attendee
John Sterling Carter
as Conference Attendee
Donna Cooper
as Reporter
Erin McDonald
as Waitress
Paul Ganus
as Co-Pilot
Leigh French
as Charity Dinner Guest
Charlotte Colavin
as Charity Dinner Guest
Lyman Ward
as Charity Dinner Guest
Jordan Lund
as Charity Dinner Guest
John E. Byrd
as Doorman
Marie Cheatham
as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for Rumor Has It

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (37)

Nothing is remotely believable here.

Full Review… | January 11, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

I suppose it sounded like a good idea at the time.

Full Review… | January 5, 2006
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

A scantily clad premise that would at best have been a light-hearted farce goes in search of a heart-tugging denouement and doesn't find it.

Full Review… | December 27, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A romantic comedy with all the excitement of an AARP magazine cover story and negligible chemistry between Aniston and Costner. Given talk of infertility, let it be said "Rumor" is a series of rocky places in which comedy?s seed can find no purchase.

Full Review… | October 8, 2010

Lacks depth.

Full Review… | April 23, 2007
Hollywood Report Card

The movie shines when allowing the characters to just exist in their world together, without the forced and tired romantic comedy plot weighing on them.

October 2, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for Rumor Has It


It's not amazing, but Jennifer Anniston has such a nice presence on screen and it is a good little movie. This is the second time I have seen it, and actually it's better than I remembered. Have upped it half a star as I did really enjoy this.
Good supporting cast with Shirley MacLaine and Mena Suvari also. Subject matter with Kevin Costner's character is a bit ick, but I liked how it all worked out.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

An ok film. Jennifer Aniston has always been a favourite of mine.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


An average run of the mill rom-com/drama has some funny bits and gets more serious to the end. Starting to like Jennifer Aniston a lot more in films. She was great in friends but has done far too many rom-coms now that they just kinda all blur into one. An ok watch if you're in the mood. Although some strange plot decisions don't add up?!

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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