The Rules of Attraction

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: October 11, 2002
DVD: February 18, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 3.46
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Cast: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, Kip Pardue, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Kate Bosworth, Fred Savage, Eric Stoltz, Clifton Collins, Jr., Faye Dunaway, Swoosie Kurtz, Jay Baruchel


At a New England liberal arts college in the '80s, a love triangle develops between drug-dealing Sean (Van Der Beek), who wants Lauren (Sossamon), while Lauren's bisexual ex-boyfriend, Paul (Somerhalder), wants Sean.

Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.

Director: Roger Avary
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): Greg Shapiro
Screenplay: Roger Avary
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