The new romantic comedy film Rules Don't Apply starring Warren Beatty, Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, Alec Baldwin, Haley Bennett, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Martin Sheen.
In Rules Don't Apply an aspiring young actress Marla Mabrey (English actress Lily Collins the daughter of English singer Phil Collins - Mirror Mirror, The Blind Side) and her ambitious young driver Frank Forbes (American actor Alden Ehrenreich - Hail, Caesar!, Blue Jasmine) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (American actor Warren Beatty - Bonnie And Clyde, Bugsy and who is married to American actress Annette Bening in real life) whom they work for. It's Hollywood, California 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles, California. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes'.
Amongst the other actors / actresses in Rules Don't Apply include American actor Alec Baldwin (The Shadow, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) as Bob Maheu, American actress Haley Bennett (The Equalizer 2014, The Girl On The Train) as Mamie Murphy, American actress Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Siege and who is married to American actor Warren Beatty in real life) as Lucy Mabrey Marla's mum, American actress Candice Bergen (Gandhi, Sweet Home Alabama) as Nadine Henly, American actor Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, WarGames) as Levar Mathis, English actor Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, The Parole Officer) as Colonel Nigel Briggs, American actor Ed Harris (The Rock, Run All NIght) as Mr. Bransford, American actress Megan Hilty (US TV Series The Good Wife and Smash) as Sally, Canadian actor Oliver Platt (Beethoven, Frost / Nixon) as Brian Forester, American actor Martin Sheen (The Amazing Spider-Man, US TV Series The West Wing and the father of American actors Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez) as Noah Dietrich, American actor Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Nixon) as Vernon Scott, Peter Mackenzie (Trumbo, Earth To Echo) as Gene Handsaker, American actor Dan Desmond (City Of Angels, School Ties) as Gladwin Hill, Canadian actor Hart Bochner (Die Hard, Supergirl) as Colonel Willis, American actress Madisyn Ritland as Bella, Scottish actress Louise Linton (Cabin Fever, The Echo) as Betty, American actress Christine Marzano (Paranoia, Byzantium) as Carrie, American actor Graham Beckel (Pearl Harbor, Escape Plan) as Wilbur, American actor James Keane (Falling Down, Coneheads) as Tom, American actor Paul Schneider (Café Society, Water For Eelephants) as Richard Miskin, American actress Eileen Ryan (Magnolia, All The King's Men) as Frank's Grandmother, American actress Taissa Farmiga (6 Years, The Final Girls) as Sarah Bransford, American actress Amy Madigan (Uncle Buck, Field Of Dreams) as Mrs. Bransford, American actor Ashley Hamilton (Iron Man 3, Beethoven's 2nd) as Rudolf, American actor Josh Casaubon (Twelve, The Good Shepherd) as Marvin, American actor Marshall Bell (Total Recall 1990, Twins) as Colonel Maxwell, Ron Perkins (Spider-Man, I'll Do Anything) as Senator Ferguson, American actor Michael Badalucco (Summer Of Sam, You've Got Mail) as Solly the Barber, American actor James Gleason (Stealing Roses, Awaken) as Doctor Crone, Alan Daniels as Hughes Staffer, American actor Holmes Osborne (Identity, Donnie Darko) as Cappy, American actor Julio Oscar Mechoso (Jurassic Park 3, Bad Boys) as President Somoza, American actor Dabney Coleman (Domino, You've Got Mail) as Raymond Holliday, American actress Caitlin Carver (Paper Towns, Impact Earth) as Marla Lookalike and Evan O'Toole (Wild, Cake) as Matt Mabrey.
Filming locations in Rules Don't Apply include places like Hollywood, California, Fresno, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Washington DC the US capital, Virginia, USA, Acapulco, Mexico, London the capital of England, Managua, Nicaragua.
Overall Rules Don't Apply is a good romantic comedy film filled with romance, love, romantic scenes, family, friendship, togetherness, falling outs, arguments, stunning shots of Los Angeles and Hollywood in California, actors, actresses, screen tests for actors and actresses, music, people being musical instruments like the piano and guitar, people dancing, some odd bizarre moments, the way of life in LA back in the 1950's and 1960's. chauffers, a good insight in to the type of person billionaire Howard Hughes was in a great performance by Warren Beatty as him with an outstanding cast in the film with him and many other things throughout the film.
So I will give Rules Don't Apply an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars and Rules Don't Apply is worth seeing if you like romantic comedy films and films based on true stories about Hollywood like Hail, Caesar!, My Week With Marilyn, Trumbo, Capote amongst others.
So if you get the chance to see Rules Don't Apply in the cinema then you should go and see it sooner than later.