Rumor Has It

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2

In this sequel directed by Rob Reiner, Sarah Huttinger (Jennifer Aniston) has spent most of her life trying to figure out her own identity. Feeling like an outsider in her own family, stuck in a dead-end job and engaged to Jeff (Mark Ruffalo), a man she fears she cannot completely love, Sarah is quickly unraveling. When she returns home for her sisters (Mena Suvari) wedding, a family secret is exposed that sends her on a journey of self-discovery. With the help of her grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) and the mysterious man (Kevin Costner) who has captured the hearts of most of the women in her family, Sarah will be forced to decide if she will continue chasing ghosts or finally accept the person she really is. In the meantime, she wonders if her family is the real-life Robinson family from The Graduate or just a bad scene out of Deliverance.

Rumor Has It is awash with provocative topics but will entertain many viewers with its hilarious one-liners and touching family moments. The film focuses on the subjects of premarital sex and infidelity with some material that will be viewed as objectionable. The characters eventually come to the conclusion that while some relationships offer excitement and adventure, it is those relationships that bring sincerity, honesty and friendship that are to be valued and secured. Sarahs grandmother has an offensive edge as she spouts harsh criticisms and sometimes crude sarcasm. Similarly, Rumor Has It contains many incidents of suggestive dialogue, innuendo and moderate profanity. This cute romantic comedy has its fun moments but should be considered with caution.

Preview Reviewer: Kellie Parmar
Warner Bros.

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (10) times mild (hell 4, damn 1); moderate (b-tt 2, b-stard 1, n-ts 1) strong (SOB 1)

Obscene Language: Few (4) times moderate (scr-w 1); strong (s-word 2, d-ck 1)

Profanity: Many (9) times moderate (MG 5, G 1); strong (GD 1, J 2)

Violence: None

Sex: Several times mild (woman and man attempt to have sex in an airplane bathroom, implied sex when woman awakes in the morning undressed and in another mans bed, several scenes of passionate kissing between couples, woman grabs a mans rear end while dancing)

Nudity: Few times mild (bare back and profile of womans breasts can be seen as she gets out of bed)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (numerous sexual references, propositions for sex between unmarried couples as well as sexual joking and provocative content); moderate (man falls into a flushing commode and jokes of being sucked but not in a good way, older female character makes several crude sexual comments about sex and male genitalia as well as a gesture of grabbing herself in a way as to simulate the grabbing of male genitalia, idea expressed that a couple could have engaged in an incestuous relationship unknowingly)

Drugs: Several times moderate (alcohol use in several scenes is portrayed in comical way, drunkenness and hangovers are also portrayed humorously, man jokes about how many drugs he had done in his college years)

Other: None

Running Time: 96 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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