The Rules of Attraction

2002 film by Roger Avary

The Rules of Attraction is a 2002 American satirical black comedy-drama movie. It stars James van der Beek and Jessica Biel. This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. It is about events at a fictional college in New Hampshire. The Rules of Attraction was originally rated NC-17 by the MPAA, although edits were performed by Lionsgate so that the movie could get an R rating.

The Rules of Attraction
Directed byRoger Avary
Produced byRoger Avary
Greg Shapiro
Screenplay byRoger Avary
Based onThe Rules of Attraction
by Bret Easton Ellis
StarringJames van der Beek
Shannyn Sossamon
Ian Somerhalder
Jessica Biel
Kip Pardue
Music bytomandandy
CinematographyRobert Brinkmann
Edited bySharon Rutter
Distributed byLions Gate Entertainment
Release date
  • October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11) (limited)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$4 million
Box office$11,819,244

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