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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,532,410 (USA) (11 October 2002)

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$6,525,762 (USA) (15 November 2002)
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According the director, the movie played very differently in certain markets than in others. "I went to several screenings of the film all over the SoCal area. In Orange County, the split-screen marriage shot elicited groans, whereas in Venice the audience applauded." See more »

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Sean's "secret admirer" takes each of the rings off her fingers and lays them on the side of the bathtub. When she turns on the bath water, the shot of her hand shows one of the rings still on. 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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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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References Less Than Zero (1987) See more »

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Motivational Song
Performed by Andy Milburn
Words and Music by Andy Milburn
Courtesy of Atomcandy Records
© 1992 Atomcandy Records
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If you like this movie then kill yourself....
19 June 2003 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

This is an awful movie and I feel like I wasted 110 minutes of my life for watching it. The characters are aweful, the Sean Bateman character is completely different in each seen and although one could say it is due to his mental illness, it doesn't work. The movie tried to feed off of the popularity of American Psycho (which was their first mistake, because although it was good, it could not fuel a sequel with completely different characters). I feel sick just thinking about this movie. And previous reviews were correct in discussing how pretentious this movie was.

All I have to say is: DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!


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