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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
James Van Der Beek
Shannyn Sossamon
Ian Somerhalder
Kip Pardue
Directors
Roger Avary
Screenwriters
Roger Avary
Running Time
110 minutes

The Rules Of Attraction
Stylistically accomplished portrait of the shallow, sordid, callous lives of Daddy's little rich girls and boys on campus.


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Plot
Campus drug dealer Sean thinks Lauren is sending him love letters, but she's saving her virginity for boyfriend Victor, who's visiting Europe. Bisexual Paul is drawn to Sean's dark side and once dated Lauren. Meanwhile, their fellow students prepare for the weekend’s End Of The World Party…


Verdict
Too strong for most and you can bet critics will howl. But for our money, Avary filters American Pie through Requiem For A Dream to create America's Trainspotting. A breathtaking story told in breathtaking style.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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