The Rules of Attraction [DVD] [2002]

Roger Avary's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by many of the actors and crew members, an episode of Anatomy of a Scene from Sundance, and a preview of Avary's next film Glitterati (also an Ellis adaptation). This is a solid release from Lion's Gate that will satisfy those who found much to admire in Avary's hyperstylized film.
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Special Features

  • Five "Revolving Door" commentary tracks by the cast and crew
  • "Anatomy of a scene," courtesy of the Sundance Channel
  • 16 x 9 widescreen
  • Trailers and promos
  • Interactive menus
  • Bonus commentary by Mystery Guest
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Rules of Attraction
Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel about the sexual, emotional, and chemical interactions of a group of wealthy and amoral college students is brought to the screen in this adaptation from writer and director Roger Avery. Sean Bateman (James Van Der Beek) is a student at Camden College, a well-respected private school on the East Coast. Sean is attracted to Lauren Hynde (Shannyn Sossamon), a high minded and seemingly unapproachable coed, while Lauren is infatuated with Victor (Kip Pardue), a handsome but self-centered ladies' man. Lauren's empty-headed roommate, Lara (Jessica Biel), is also attracted to Victor, while he has no qualms about being involved with both. Lauren used to date affected snob Paul Denton (Ian Somerhalder), but Paul, a bisexual, currently lusts after Sean. Meanwhile, friendly campus drug dealer Rupert (Clifton Collins Jr.) finds a ready market for cocaine among his classmates; Sean, a steady customer, finds himself financially embarrassed and begins dealing drugs to help pay off his debts, while leading Paul on for his ready supply of marijuana. The Rules Of Attraction also features Eric Stoltz as Mr. Lance Lawson, Faye Dunaway and Swoosie Kurtz as semi-concerned parents, and Fred Savage as one of Sean's customers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • James Van Der Beek
    James Van Der Beek - Sean Bateman
  • Ian Somerhalder
    Ian Somerhalder - Paul Denton
  • Shannyn Sossamon
    Shannyn Sossamon - Lauren Hynde
  • Jessica Biel
    Jessica Biel - Lara
  • Kip Pardue
    Kip Pardue - Victor

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