The Rules Of Attraction

Further proving that so-so books often make better movies than good ones, writer-director Roger Avary pulls Bret Easton Ellis's second novel out of its sophomore slump and delivers a technically deft, sometimes bitterly funny look at sex, drugs and "faggy synth-pop" at a small New England college. The center attraction is Sean Bateman (James Van Der Beek),...read more

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01:57 — A love triangle: Sean Bateman (James Van Der Beek) is a student at Camden College. Sean is attracted to Lauren Hynde (Shannyn Sossamon), a stuck up fe (more…)
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01:20 — There are no rules when it comes to attraction and this love triangle proves it.

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  • Released: 2002
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Further proving that so-so books often make better movies than good ones, writer-director Roger Avary pulls Bret Easton Ellis's second novel out of its sophomore slump and delivers a technically deft, sometimes bitterly funny look at sex, drugs and "faggy… (more)

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