Watched Jun 25, 2012
Steve Beckley’s review:
The best thing about The Rules of Attraction was the screenplay and directing. Everything was cool and stimulating, both visually and aurally. This movie must have been mis-marketed when it came out because I remember seeing the TV spots, but I didn't expect anything like this. Avary's directorial style was new and original to me without being too artsy-fartsy. It helped that a lot of the music was upbeat and to my tastes. Being a book adaptation, I can tell they could have easily made this overlong or taken too much out. Even though every subplot is not fleshed out to the maximum, the story completely works as a film. Not every story (any of them?) has a real resolution either. It's like "We're stopping the film here, but rest assured, the characters are going to continue to live their lives for better or worse. Here are your credits in reverse." Nice touch.