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The Rules Of Attraction Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Van Der Beek, Jessica Biel, Kip Pardue

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Lauren, Paul and Sean, students at an affluent liberal-arts college in New Hampshire, become involved in a bizarre love triangle. Virginal Lauren (who once dated the now gay Paul) is waiting for Victor, who is sowing his wild oats in Europe. Drug-dealer Sean is immediately love-struck after a chance meeting with Lauren, even though he sleeps with her sexy roommate and receives anonymous love letters in his mail box. Lonely and desperate Paul is immediately love-struck after meeting the intense Sean, but his romantic plans are thwartwed by overdosing friends and a confused mother.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Tara Dugan




"The Rules Of Attraction" is a film that will make you laugh, cry, and then cry again. Sean Bateman(Van Der Beek) begins to recieve anonymous love letters in his mailbox. He begins to think that Lauren is sending him these letters. Meanwhile, Lauren is awaiting the return of her love obsession, Victor, played by the part of Kip Pardue(The infamous "Sunshine" from "Remember The Titans"). Victor is vacationing in Europe. Victor is a sex-craved, womanizing, druggie, who doesn't know that Lauren is obsessed with him. While Victor is in Europe, Lauren begins to take some interest in Sean.
Sean's starts to be liked by the bisexual Paul, who dated Lauren for a short time before he met Sean. Sean is oblivious to the fact that Paul wants him, and continues to lust after Lauren. But as Sean lusts after her, he some how seems to find himself having sex with her roommate, Laura (Biel). Lauren finds out that Sean slept with Laura, and becomes very angry. In the meanwhile, Lauren's best friend, the hard to notice, Food Service Girl, is stalking Sean secretley. She has been the writer of Sean's love letters, and Sean is oblivious to this. In the end, Food Service Girl ends up commiting suicide because of Sean, and Lauren finds out that Victor isn't the sweet guy that she thought he was, and Paul gets his heart broken by Sean, after Sean gets beat severely by his coke head drug dealer, Rupert, played by Samuel L. Jackson's "187" costar, Clifton Collins, Jr.

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Script Analysis of The Rules Of Attraction

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   boarding school (wack wack!) Age group    -   trouble in college Sexing?    -   guy chasing Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language    -   A huge amnt of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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