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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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We all run on instinct. 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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Pravila privlačnosti  »

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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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Trivia

Roger Avary's wife, Gretchen Avary, is listed in the credits for "positive visualization," a credit she also has on Avary's earlier film, Killing Zoe (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Lara does a hand stand while talking to Lauren, her shirt covers her stomach even though she rolled it up before she started. 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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Features The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »

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Six Different Ways
Performed by The Cure
Written by Robert Smith
Published by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o BMG Music Publishing Ltd./Fiction Songs Ltd.
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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