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Rules Don't Apply (2016)

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The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and their boss, eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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TV Newsman #2
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Vernon Scott
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Gene Handsaker
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T.V. Newsman #1
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An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire, Howard Hughes, (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, and drug references | See all certifications »
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23 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Exceção ás Regras  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,589,625 (USA) (25 November 2016)

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$3,647,836 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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Andrew Garfield was originally cast in a role but later dropped out. Justin Timberlake and Alden Ehrenreich were considered to replace him. See more »

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Although supposedly set in 1958, Hughes' is shown crashing the XF-11 prototype aircraft, which actually happened over a decade earlier, on July 7, 1946. See more »

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[repeated line]
Howard Hughes: I was younger than you.
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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »

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Topsy Part 2
Written by Edgar Battle and Eddie Durham
Performed by Cozy Cole
Courtesy of Love Records, a division of Random Entertainment, LLC
By arrangement with Nola Leone/Ace Music Services, LLC
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Candice Bergen
12 September 2017 | by (UK/USA) – See all my reviews

I love Warren Beatty, I always have. First time I saw him in a movie was in Bonnie and Clyde. For me his name had something magic. Splendor In The Grass, The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, Lilith. The beauty of the man didn't seem to interfere with the character he was playing, remember All Fall Down? I waited for Rules Don't Apply with feverish anticipation, like I haven't waited for a movie since I was a kid. I sat through it for the first time, amused, surprised and delighted. But a few hours later the film started unreeling in my mind. Candice Bergen? Did I see Candice Bergen playing a secretary, handing papers, standing in the background, staring at the TV, on the phone? No, it couldn't be. Candice Bergen for goodness sake, an American icon. The thought muddled my memory of the film. I saw Rules Don't Apply again last night. Yes, it was Candice Bergen. Wow! What one will do for friends. On a second viewing I saw it as an unsentimental valentine to what it was, with a hopeful wonderous future beyond us way beyond us. I'll see it again soon and see what happens. Cheers Mr Beatty.


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