Rumor Has It...

Featured In Issue 110, July 2006

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Mature thematic material, sexual content, crude humor, and a drug reference
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Rob Reiner
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Dolby Digital+ 5.1
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Rumor Has It... that the book The Graduate was written by a classmate of the guy who was actually part of the real story. Thirty years later when Sarah Huttinger (Aniston) goes home for her sister Annie's (Suvari) wedding, she decides that she may be the product of the fictional tale. Based on a true rumor. (Tricia Spears)

It's not a rumor when I tell you there are up-front ads on this combo disc, which features an HD DVD on one side and a DVD on the other side. Both sides include the theatrical trailer.

With a richly saturated color palette and bright imagery, the high-definition 1.78:1 HD DVD picture is perfectly suitable for the lighthearted storytelling. The picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and definition. Images are clean and smooth, with little in the way of bothersome pixelization or edge enhancement. The DVD side of the disc appears to be the same as the previously released standard DVD edition and pales in comparison to the HD DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

While the 5.1-channel soundtrack is rather quiescent, it still benefits from the Dolby® Digital•Plus encoding, providing more natural-sounding dialogue. The surround channels are used very infrequently, even for a romantic comedy, and when used at such low relative levels they are easily masked by the front channels. The LFE channel is used occasionally with music, but, again, is at such low relative levels it can be difficult to pick out. (Danny Richelieu)