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The Rules of Attraction (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  11 October 2002 (USA)
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£835,861 (UK) (11 April 2003)
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Roger Avary wanted the writing credit to read "Written by Bret Easton Ellis and Roger Avary," even though Ellis had no involvement with the movie whatsoever. Avary wanted this as he felt he had only translated Ellis to the screen. The writer's guild steadfastly refused to allow this. See more »

Goofs

When Lauren and Lara snort cocaine, traces of cocaine disappear and reappear around Lara's nose. 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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He is no longer known as Dawson
8 December 2002 | by (Kiruna, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie was really good, not only cuz the great camera and directing skills, but also the best teen-acting movie since I saw GO. James van der Beek is no longer Dawson, he really impressed me with his incredible acting skills in this movie. The best movie in this genre ever, go see it.


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