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The Rules of Attraction (2002)

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

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Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. Written by Will

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Rules Are Made to Be Broken See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use, language and violent images | See all certifications »

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,532,410 (USA) (13 October 2002)

Gross:

$6,532,619 (USA) (21 November 2002)
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As of 2013, this is Bret Easton Ellis' favorite adaptations of his work. "My favorite movie out of the four was The Rules of Attraction. I thought it was the only one that captured the sensibility of the novel in a cinematic way. I know I'm sounding like a film critic on that, but I'm talking about that in an emotional way - as the writer of the novel. I watched that movie and thought they got it in a way that Mary Harron [director of American Psycho] didn't and Less Than Zero didn't." See more »

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At the end of the world party when Sean puts the whiskey bottle on the end table it has the cap on, even though he had just been drinking from it. See more »

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[first lines]
Lauren: and it's a story that might bore you, but you don't have to listen, because I always knew it was going to be like that.
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Crazy Credits

The credits run backwards, starting with the disclaimer ("Any similarity to persons living or dead...") and rolling upwards to end with the cast. See more »

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Referenced in 10 pelis (2011) See more »

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Gumballs/Gay Song Definitely
Performed by tomandandy
Lyrics and Vocals by Scott Williams
Produced by tomandandy
Courtesy of Atomcandy Records
© 2001 Atomcandy Records
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Awful!
10 January 2003 | by (Norway_Trondheim) – See all my reviews

Total waste of time.

Just a bunch of teenagers combined with sex, drugs and rock'N'roll.

Some fancy moves with the camera, but was only fun for 1 minute!

Good acting, but still this film is not worth seeing, considering me being a Ellis-fan.

2/10


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