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Starring young British actors Nicholas Hoult and Imogen Poots, Rule Number Three is a Comedy in which a young couple communicate through a game of Scrabble. Matt and Rachel enjoy a quiet ... See full summary »

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Starring young British actors Nicholas Hoult and Imogen Poots, Rule Number Three is a Comedy in which a young couple communicate through a game of Scrabble. Matt and Rachel enjoy a quiet Sunday evening in the pub, deciding to pass the time by playing the world famous board game. Serendipitously, the opening exchanges express mutual affection, but after Matt's eyes wander away from Rachel's loving gaze and towards the figure of a barmaid, things take a turn for the worse. Stubbornly refusing to talk to each other, the couple continue to converse through the words on the board, and as the game gradually descends into a surreal slanging match, the young couple are guided towards a life-changing revelation. The letters will reveal all. Written by Anonymous

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Scrabble - The Movie
2 November 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Rule Number Three" is an 11-minute British short film from 4 years ago directed by Tom Ludlam and written by James Cotton. These 2 are really not that prolific in the fields they worked in here, but both have a decent body of work in other areas, so they aren't newbies anymore either. All in all, they did an okay job I guess. However, the real reason to watch this are Nicholas Hould and especially Imogen Poots. You can certainly see their talent in here and it's no surprise they went on to become pretty famous since then. They play a couple whose relationship suffers when the guy takes a sleazy look at a hot waitress at the place they were eating in. Well.. they aren't really eating, just playing scrabble and from that moment on they tell each other their feelings via the game. I must say I cannot take this seriously as a dramatic film, it was just too absurd for that and I am not only talking about the scrabble parts. But it is a decent comedy I guess and thanks to Hoult's and Poots' nice performances worth a watch.


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