Rules of Attraction

(2002) Roger Avery – starring James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, etc.

Review: I’m a big fan of Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote the book on which this movie is based (even though, if you want to get technical about it, it’s actually based on a play based on the book). Having said that, Rules of Attraction is probably one of my least favorite of Ellis’ books. Problem #2 with said movie is that Ellis’ books don’t translate well to screen. At all. What you get in this case is a movie that is very challenging, not particularly rewarding, but quite unique. I can’t really decide whether or not to recommend it.

Rating: [•••½ or maybe •••• out of •••••]