The Rules of Attraction
This social satire looks at dating interactions of several students at a “party school.” Lauren (Shannyn Sossamon) thinks she’s in love with Victor (Kip Pardue) who’s touring Europe for a semester. Sean (James Van Der Beek) meets Lauren and thinks she’s the author of mysterious love notes in his mailbox. Paul (Ian Somerhalder) dated Lauren before her infatuation with Victor, but he’s bi-sexual and finds Sean attractive. Although it features popular actors and some unique camera tricks, the RULES OF ATTRACTION will attract few.
Although billed as a satire, this film is anything but funny. The presentation is filled with obscene and sexually crude dialogue, drug use, sexual images and nudity, and other degenerate behavior. Men kiss on screen, although one character is said to be bi-sexual. A suicide is graphically depicted as a girl slices her arms, with flowing blood turning the bathtub water red. Drug use, from alcohol to marijuana and cocaine use is also depicted. Over a hundred obscenities flood the dialogue. This pornographic venture degrades both cast and audience. Don’t follow these RULES OF ATTRACTION.