Year of Release: 2005
Director: Rob Reiner
Approx. Running Time: 97 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
At last there's a movie for anyone who's ever looked at the eccentrics and oddballs in his or her family and wondered: Who are these people? Jennifer Aniston stars in and Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally) directs a star-powered romantic comedy about family, love, marriage and other major catastrophes.
Aniston portrays Sarah Huttinger, whose return home with her fiancÚ convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her, and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers. Join Sarah as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate nor proper - and as Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo join the fun. The story is rumor. The laughs are real!
Although the movie has an interesting premise - sort of a sequel to The Graduate - and a good cast, it failed to rise above mediocrity. A cranky, drunken, chain-smoking Shirley MacLaine was excellent in her role as "the real Mrs. Robinson," but wasn't enough to make up for the lack of chemistry between leads Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner.
Still, it does have its moments and is worth a watch, if only just one time.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2005 (Year of Release)