The Rules of Attraction details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kate Bosworth, James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Thriller|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Rules of Attraction
|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Feb 2009|
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A Rare TreatBy willandgracefan from Lincs , 04 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Roger Avary delivers a stunning piece of cinema that faithfully follows Brett Easton Ellis's "unfilmable" book.
A disjointed look at american college life today and the disatisfaction today's youth have with life.
James Van Der Beek throws Dawson Leary to the wolves and comes out all guns blazing, proving to the world that underneath the pretty boy looks is a talent to watch and enjoy for years to come.
Employing every film school technique Avary can remember, but never to the detriment of the actual film, this is a highly recommended movie and a must for anyone sick of big budget "thrill rides" that end up leaving you cold. Enjoy!
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MMM not for me thanksBy a customer from Derby , 24 Feb 2008I think this film needed a little less sex and a bit more to the story line, I found it slow and barely watch able, I suppose if you are into the U.S. teen films and would like to see a very poorly made American pie type of teen film then this is the one for you. I liked American pie as it had a story line but not this one!
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Easton Ellis Non the Less.By Steve Wilson from Peterborough, England , 02 Jun 2007I watched this this morning, and i was really looking forward to it. I am a big fan of Christian Bale, which meant i watched American Psycho to see his critically claimed performance. Since then (a few months ago), i have been a fan of Ellis. However, i have read none of the books, and so the relation to the source material is not here. But, as stories go, as far as films with substance go, i like Ellis.
When i saw that the star was Dawson, my expectations were lowered. However, after the introduction, i saw his performance was very good, not as wooden as i saw him in the Creek. The other actors also gave good performances, especially highlighted in the major scenes, and in the narration.
The way the film was shot was also a good point, with split screens and monologues galore. The direction was good, but i saw several parts of sloppiness, where the scenes werent as tightly contructed as others, but this could be overlooked.
The real selling point of this film is taking in the turbulent events and understanding the point, or points of the story. You will not like this film if you see it as one full of contraversial subjects jammed together to shock, you have to look below the OTT events and see what the message is. Then, you will appreciate the film, and its stars performances.
No rules here!By a customer from dorset england , 02 Feb 2007An interesting film to say the least. Was a pleasant surprise to see james vanderbeek playing a decent charachter instead of his dawsons creek disaster. Though still as self destructive. A good paiinfully honest film. a recomended watch
Slightly warped but good!By Chris from Salisbury , 28 Nov 2006How to explain the heading.....
This is a good film, a very good film in fact, the story is exceedingly entertaining and had me gripped throughout.
The reson for me saying it is slightly warped is more down to the filming and production of the film than the story, but it is not warped in a bad way. At the start of the film their is much 'reverse' filming, in which you see a chunk of the film and then it rewinds, although at a normal play rate, so the speach is even in reverse, but it does go to make a very well produced film.
I would recomend this film to anyone as i thoroughly enjoyed it, i will not say much about the story itself, it is basically about 'relationships'!
EnjoyableBy Lucy from Gloucester, England , 14 Aug 2006I did enjoy this film, however, I found it a little weird at times. Good acting too, not really much more to say.