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The Rules of AttractionBased on another of Bret Easton Ellis' misspent-youth novels, The Rules of Attraction follows a shallow drug-dealing student (James Van Der Beek),...The Rules of AttractionDramaPT110MRBased on another of Bret Easton Ellis' misspent-youth novels, The Rules of Attraction follows a shallow drug-dealing student (James Van Der Beek),...2003-02-21Jessica BielKate BosworthFaye DunawaySwoosie KurtzKip PardueFred SavageEric StoltzJessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Faye Dunaway, Swoosie Kurtz, Kip Pardue, Fred Savage, Eric StoltzLions Gate Films
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The Rules of Attraction

Genre: Drama; Starring: Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, James Van Der Beek, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Faye Dunaway, Swoosie Kurtz, Kip Pardue, Fred Savage, Eric Stoltz; Director: Roger Avary; Author: Roger Avary; Release Date Wide: 10/11/2002; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 110; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Based on another of Bret Easton Ellis’ misspent-youth novels, The Rules of Attraction follows a shallow drug-dealing student (James Van Der Beek), a cocaine-snorting nympho (Jessica Biel), and a host of befuddled coed cohorts into a twisted love triangle. But a racy satire of the dramatic minisocieties in a college wasteland gets lost in writer-director Roger Avary’s drug-induced haze, graphic exploits, and useless rapid-rewind flashbacks. The high point: watching a predatory himbo (Ian Somerhalder) reconnect with his inner Wham!, prancing in his undies to George Michael’s ”Faith.” And that’s not saying much.

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