Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don't Apply

DVD - 2017
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Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction puts their religious convictions to the test, and also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.

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Dobrila_T Oct 03, 2017

A witty and cavalier
love story. They don't make them like this anymore.


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gnomenut
Feb 04, 2018

A decent and watchable film, but nothing special. All the roles are more caricatures than characters, especially Hughes, who plays like an absent-minded buffoon. There's little hint of what must have been the real Howard Hughes' brilliance, and drive, and eventual desperation. Warren Beatty can be fun to watch but, as always, no matter what role he tries to play, he always ends up playing Warren Beatty. Sometimes that's ok; as long as you're not looking for something to take seriously.

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readyrisa
Jan 29, 2018

Very boring and disappointing.

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Sheyla
Jan 07, 2018

Mind-numbing boring!! Don't bother.

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margarita89
Jan 05, 2018

Wow! Well we knew the guy was crazy. Now we know he was a creep too. I loved having Warren back on the big screen. He's like a fine wine that only gets better with age.

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

Disappointing what a mess !!!

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PHAERTE1
Sep 01, 2017

Warren Beatty was one of my favorite actors. However I've only seen him in several movies that I thought were worth watching - Parallax View, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and a few others. This movie was not worth watching. His acting is very wooden compared to when he was younger.

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kmburley
Aug 30, 2017

Well-known cast, poorly utilized. A major disappointment.

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MARTHA C BENNER
Aug 28, 2017

Did not like it at all. Boring and made no sense to me!

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jimg2000
Aug 28, 2017

As told in the extras, it is a Beatty self-indulgent project, a film on the ultra eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes and his legacy in the aviation and film industry. Unfortunately, the script was convoluted when interlaced with a not-romantic romance, not-funny funny dialogue and not-serious serious biopic. Somehow, the film managed to profile Hughes' rich character as a all around not-a-clown clown. The only good thing is the featured original song "The Rules Don't Apply" sung by Lilly Collins, daughter of Phil (see "Videos".)

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COURIER3
Aug 13, 2017

Large cast, hard to separate fact from fiction.. Howard was a strange one. There is always an interest when the name Howard Hughes comes up. Too many scenes in the dark or limited lighting.

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jimg2000
Aug 28, 2017

This song was sung several times in full or part in the film:

Music, Eddie Arkin/Lyrics, Lorraine Feather

One day I told my friend I was terribly blue.
Was it far too late to do what I dreamed I could do?
He thought for a moment, then he answered.
He said, “The rules don’t apply to you.”

He said it very simply, and quietly too,
But as if there wasn’t any doubt at all that he knew.
He gave me a gift that I would treasure.
He said, “The rules don’t apply to you.”

In the movies we see, in the shows on TV,
And in anthems passionately sung,
There’s a message that you’ve got to keep believing in yourself,
But they generally mean, “if you’re young.”

Is it written in the air, as it seems to be,
That we haven’t long at all to find our destiny?
I’ll always remember to be grateful
That the rules don’t apply to me.

I wouldn’t lie.
The rules don’t apply.
The rules don’t apply to you.

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