The Rules of Attraction

The Rules of Attraction ★★★½

As a cohesive narrative this wildly experimental and over the top "teen" film from Roger Avery adapting Brett Easton Ellis is something of a failure. Yet even if the sum doesn't come close to equalling the dazzling parts, we are left with dead on performances, stunningly executed and at times novel filmmaking and a drop dead soundtrack and score.

Parts of the film are sure to be triggering and difficult for some to sit through - but that's part of the point. This isn't a sugar coated pg-13 teen film. This is a hard R hyper sexual, violent, obnoxious and stylized take on the subject matter that still feels more real than the next ten movies covering the same ground.

Not for everyone yet not to be missed.

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