The Rules of Attraction

Published on: March 23rd, 2004

(seen same day, Odeon Gate, Newcastle) 21st March, 2003

by Neil Young

Out of ten : sevVvVvVven. Why not great : tries too hard. Why good : tries so hard. On camera our hero : wipes arse : wanks : pisses self : attempts suicide : picks nose : shags : farts. James ‘TV’s Dawson’ Van Der Beek branches out : Sean “rock’n’roll” Bateman : randy thicko jocko : dolichocephalic satyr : Glib moral : “Nobody knows anyone else, ever.” Recipe : Dazed and Confused + American Pie + Scream 2 + Van Wilder. Debts : Quentin T : Paul Thomas A. Avary : co-wrote Pulp Fiction, directed Killing Zoe. (Underused) gimmick : scenes play forwards>>>then<<<backwards. Tone : post-modern : arch : hip. Plot : unimportant. Subject : sex + drugs + hedonism on-campus. Update of : 1987 Bret Easton Ellis novel.

115 mins : Roger Avary : USA 2002

7/10 THE RULES OF ATTRACTION 7/10

USA 2002 : Roger Avary : 115 mins

Update of : 1987 Bret Easton Ellis novel. Subject : sex + drugs + hedonism on-campus. Plot : unimportant. Tone : post-modern : arch : hip. (Underused) gimmick : scenes play forwards>>>then<<<backwards. Avary : co-wrote Pulp Fiction : directed Killing Zoe. Debts : Quentin T : Paul Thomas A. Recipe : Dazed and Confused + American Pie + Scream 2 + Van Wilder. Glib moral : “Nobody knows anyone else, ever.” James ‘TV’s Dawson’ Van Der Beek branches out : Sean “rocknroll” Bateman : randy thicko jocko : dolichocephalic satyr. On camera : wipes arse : wanks : pisses self : attempts suicide : picks nose : shags : farts. Why good : tries so hard. Why not great : tries too hard. Out of ten : sevVvVvVven.

by Neil Young

21st March, 2003 (seen same day, Odeon Gate, Newcastle)

  

  

  

  

  

  

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