Rules Don't Apply

2016 film directed by Warren Beatty

Rules Don't Apply is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama movie written, produced and directed by Warren Beatty. The cast includes Beatty, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich.

Rules Don't Apply
Directed byWarren Beatty
Screenplay byWarren Beatty
Story by
Produced by
CinematographyCaleb Deschanel
Edited by
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10) (AFI Fest)
  • November 23, 2016 (2016-11-23) (United States)
Running time
126 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[2]
Box office$3.9 million[2]

The movie is set in 1958 Hollywood. It is about the romantic relationship between a young actress and her driver, which is forbidden by their employer, Howard Hughes.[3]

The movie had its world premiere on November 10, 2016,[4] and was theatrically released in the United States on November 23, 2016, by 20th Century Fox.[5]

It received mixed reviews and was a box office bomb.


  1. Debruge, Peter (November 11, 2016). "Film Review: 'Rules Don't Apply'". Variety. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Rules Don't Apply (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  3. Chitwood, Adam (January 15, 2015). "Lily Collins Says Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Film Is About "the Trials and Tribulations" of 1950s Hollywood". Collider.
  4. Hammond, Pete (August 30, 2016). "Warren Beatty's 'Rules Don't Apply' To World Premiere As AFI Fest Opening Night". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  5. Busch, Anita (July 14, 2016). "'Rules Don't Apply' Trailer: First Look At Warren Beatty's Star-Studded Film". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 14, 2016.