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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, "Rules" centers around Partrick Bateman's younger brother and his college friends bizarre mating rituals that mix sex, drugs, music and mayhem in a kaleidoscopic story about three students entangled in a curiously surreal romantic triangle...

Cast: James Van Der Beek , Ian Somerhalder , Shannyn Sossamon , Jessica Biel , Kip Pardue , Thomas Ian Nicholas , Kate Bosworth , Fred Savage

Director: Roger Avary

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Release Date: October 11th, 2002|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • Rules needs that dose of hilarity. Ellis' satire, filtered through Avary's harsh lens, is hard to stomach, harder to ignore. show more

  • Nearly every bodily fluid makes an appearance in "Rules," a mean-spirited paean to hedonism set at an East Coast college where students attend class only occasionally, and then only to perform oral sex on instructors. show more

  • Although it would be understatement to call their characters unsympathetic, Van Der Beek and Sossamon play their parts with such doomed passion that they have some affecting moments. show more

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