Jennifer Anniston, Kevin Costner, & Shirley McLaine are 3 of the jewels in this smart, slight bracelet about a girl who * knows* [correctly] that her family are 'the Robinsons' from the movie & book of -The Graduate- ... but that's just the tip of the iceberg in the tale.
The crux of the story is Sarah Hutchinson, stuck in a boring job w/an agreeable youth who may - then again, may not - be the love of her life. Going home for her sister's wedding, Sarah is *so* neurotic that i was afraid she'd explode [she doesn't], but she makes it clear she's *not* like her family. When she 'discovers' the secret her grandmother is hiding from her, Sarah goes to meet Beau Burroughs, who she thinks is her father. He's not - thus saving her a bundle in therapy bills - but he *is* interested in this girl who resembles her now-dead mother...
Mark Ruffalo in particular is superb as the long-suffering fiancé, who endures a lot ... but not *too* much. & Richard Jenkins as the girls' father is drop-dead impressive as the man who has a secret or 2 of his own. McLaine has gotten a *lot* of praise, but Kathy Bates as a friend who knew & *didn't* tell is terrific. & Mena Suvari as the 'bouncy' sister who collapses on her honeymoon is truly great in a dreadful role.
All in all, not a truly great movie, but by no means worth a pan. & i **LOVE!** the use of music in this film; it was worth several laughs by itself!