The Rules of Attraction (2002)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.




  • Jessica Biel in The Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Kate Bosworth at an event for The Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Kate Bosworth at an event for The Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Kip Pardue in The Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Jessica Biel and Shannyn Sossamon in The Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Kate Bosworth in The Rules of Attraction (2002)

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Did You Know?


Russell Sams's character Dick Jared was meant to be "the anti Bluto Blutarsky from Animal House (1978)" The director says, "he is a living satyr, an imp. When he walks out of the film, you can't help but wonder where is he going and what would that movie be like?"


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.


In the main scene where Sean and Lauren talk for the first time, the camera shows the perspectives of both characters facing each other. Lauren supposedly takes Sean's glasses off to see his eyes, yet we see her hands removing the glasses from her perspective, but for Sean, what is shown is Laurens face. To be accurate, Sean wouldn't be seeing her face; he'd see Lauren's hand/palm removing the glasses, not her face if this action was taking place at the same time. In addition, she would have had to move her arms & shoulders to remove Sean's glasses, yet she clearly makes no movement at all. Finally, when the camera pans backward and we see both Sean and Lauren facing each other, they are at least four feet apart. Yet neither moved according to the camera. Four feet is too far for Lauren to have casually reached out and grabbed Sean's glasses without stretching, moving forward, then back to her position in the pose where we see them both facing each other.

Crazy Credits

The credits run backwards, starting with the disclaimer ("Any similarity to persons living or dead...") and rolling upwards to end with the cast.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Release Date:

11 October 2002


English, German

Country of Origin

Germany, USA

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,532,410 (USA) (13 October 2002)


$6,532,619 (USA) (21 November 2002)

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