Monday, 24 December 2012

Review Friday: The Rules of Attraction

Starring: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, Jay Baruchel

Plot: From the writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) comes a story of Patrick Bateman's younger brother Sean as he attends Camden College. It is about a unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual student.

Rating: 18/R

My Thoughts:
                       This film is hard one to explain on paper/word because you really have to see it to get what its about. Their are so many interlocking moments between all the characters that it really puts into perspective that everyone has a story to tell. Sean (Van Der Beek) is a womanizer and sleeps with god knows how many different women when he meets Lauren (Sossamon) who he wants but can't have because she is saving herself for Victor, who is back-packing across Europe. Instead he goes for Lauren's room mate Lara (Biel), whereas Paul (Somerhalder) who used to go out with Lauren is lusting after Sean who is incredibly uninterested in him.
We see the lives of these individuals and the misery they go through in a realistic way. Other teenage sex related films are so cheesy and clique and you know how the story is going to be played out and then the ending is so bad that everyone lives happily ever after. This film is very original and dark, there are moments where you laugh out loud even when you know your not supposed to. There is one scene which is so brilliant its become one of my favourite scenes in film of all time, it is so funny, props to Somerhalder and Russell Sams who plays Richard (and who I might say steals the film).

There is nothing stereotypical about this film, some bits are odd, like the whole reverse footage at the start of the film and Victors back-packing journey, but that's what makes this film so great. I wasn't expecting to like this film but I now love it and will defiantly be adding it to my collection.



Till next time

Ps. I'm sorry this is so late up, the past few days have been so busy getting the last of presents and seeing my friends. I will do better next week.

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