R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
In 2013, Bret Easton Ellis wrote an essay for Out Magazine where he attacked perceived problems with the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) awards, using this film as an example. He writes, "GLAAD had even nominated The Rules of Attraction as movie ... ...
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.
When the secret admirer cuts her wrist in the bathtub, air bubbles escape from her blood vessel before the blood. There are no air bubbles of that size in the human bloodstream - it was obviously an appliance (or other skin addition) that was not filled to capacity.
The credits run backwards, starting with the disclaimer ("Any similarity to persons living or dead...") and rolling upwards to end with the cast.
$2,532,410 (USA) (13 October 2002)
$6,532,619 (USA) (21 November 2002)