The story starts with a rumor. A 21-year old guy sleeps with a 42-year old woman and then breaks off the affair. The same man sleeps with a woman and she leaves him to go back home and get married and 9 months later give birth to a daughter. Nothing special, right? The younger woman is the 42-year old woman’s daughter. How’s that for a twist? Turn around years later and there’s a book written by a friend of the man which is eventually turned into a movie and the buzz around the city is just endless! Until no one can figure out who, exactly, the “Robinsons” are in reality.
Sarah Huttinger (Aniston) is home with her fiancé Jeff (Ruffalo), who seems to have not been introduced to the family yet, for her sister’s wedding. Sarah has never felt like she belonged with her family which wasn’t helped with her mother dying at a young age.
At the wedding Sarah’s grandmother (though don’t call her that!), played by Shirley MacLaine, drops hints to Sarah that maybe things aren’t as they seem. Jeff doesn’t help by pointing out that Sarah could have been conceived before her parents got married which prompts Sarah to go on the search to find out if her family are the real Robinsons. Eventually Sarah speaks to her mom’s best friend Aunt Mitsy (Kathy Bates) who leads Sarah on the trail of Beau Borroughs (Costner) and Sarah’s life takes some turns she never would have dreamed of.
This movie is full of love and emotion, but also has a lot of comedy involved.
Heather: This is one of my feel good movies. Questions? Comments? Recommendations? Leave a comment!