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The Rules of Attraction

Cast
James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, Kip Pardue, Kate Bosworth, Ian Somerhalder, Joel Michaely, Jay Baruchel, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Clifton Collins Jr., Faye Dunaway, Fred Savage, Eric Stoltz, Clare Kramer
Released
2002
Vincent van Gogh | Friedrich Nietzsche | 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine | amphetamine | cocaine | crack cocaine | ethyl alcohol-wormwood-green anise | fluoxetine | Prozac | hashish | heroin | lysergic acid diethylamide | marijuana | psilocybin
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Lauren: “... I was so drunk that I ended up losing my virginity.”
Referring to her roommate Lara, ”I’m told... she got really drunk and went wandering through Windham House...” (0:00)

Lauren tells NYU film student guy partier, “I’ve got a joint in my room.”
”... and I didn’t have a joint either, because it would have been Lorna Slavin’s joint.” (0:03)

Paul asks Harry, “Do you have any E?” (0:07)

Sean, referring to a girl: “... I could take her back to my room, get stoned... Maybe it was the ecstasy I’m pretty sure she was on... Confused, he started to... He can’t remember the last time he had sex sober.” (0:12)

Close up of lines of cocaine on a mirror. (0:20)

Drug dealer Rupert snorts a pinch of cocaine. He asks Sean, “You want some coke?”
Sean: “They want cocaine.”
Rupert: “You want some blow...?”
Sean: “I can get these kids to overpay, they’re so desperate for drugs.”
Rupert asks another drug dealer: “What do you think, Guest?”
Guest: ”I think you should sniff less cocaine.”
Sean: “Well, that depends on how stepped on it is.”
Rupert, “Stepped on? Guest, is our shit stepped on?" (0:21)

Heroin addicted student marc plucks a syringe then injects between his toes.. (0:26)

Sean lights and tokes a joint. (0:33)

Blackboard: “Nietzsche.”
Lauren tokes a joint. (0:34)

Lauren tells Sean, “I bought pot from you last year.” (0:36)

His friend Raymond tells Paul, “Harry tried to kill himself.”
Paul: “What’d he do, try to OD on Sudafed and wine coolers?” (0:38)

Raymond asks a friend, “Are you crazy?” (0:39)

The friend tells Paul, “I remind you we have somebody OD’ing back here.”
Paul: “He’s not OD’ing... Freshmen don’t OD.” (0:39)

Raymond: “This guy’s OD’ing.”
Raymond tells the doctor, “You’ve got a malpractice suit, buddy!” (0:40)

Lara asks Lauren, “Bulimic skinny or anorexic skinny?”
”Lauren: “So you look bulimic skinny?” (0:42)

Partiers share a joint. (0:44)

Paul tells Sean, “I have some pot in my room if you want to smoke and get stoned.”
Sean: ”You have pot?” (0:45)

Lauren’s instructor Lance lights and tokes a joint.”
Lance asks Lauren, “Are you mad?” (0:48)

Sean lights a bong: “I need to get some more pot... It would just ruin my illusion of her innocence... then I need to get more pot.” (0:50)

Lauren and Lara snort cocaine. Lara, referring to Sean: “He’s a drug dealer.”
”You know, you might be afflicted with synesthesia.”
”You know, Prozac might help.” (0:56)

Richard tells his mother Mimi, “Drunk. I’m drunk.
Mimi: “Then take a shower and sober up.” (1:00)

Mimi, referring to Richard: “He’s been under a lot of stress...” (1:05)

Sean eats mushrooms while Lara snorts cocaine. (1:07)

Sean: “Note to self: never ‘shroom again.” (1:10)

In a tub full of water the food service girl lacerates her wrist with a razor blade. (1:11)

Sean tries, but fails, to hang himself with a telephone wire, then he cuts his wrist. Finally he swallows handfulls of pills. He awakens and smokes a joint. (1:18)

Victor: “Called a friend from school who was selling hash... Bought some speed from an Italian junkie... Smoked a lot of hash that had too much tobacco in it... I’m jonesing... smoke a lot of hash... we drink absinthe at a bar called Absinthe... Lots of Van Gogh's... bought some coke... I swap hickeys with a drunk woman... I dropped acid... which was a trip... but had no more acid... buy some hash... The next day I drop some acid... We get stoned... ” (1:22)

Mitch tells Sean, “While my care is being used to run a drug deal...”
Sean: “Your girlfriend needs her nose candy. Without her nose candy...” (1:28)

Men pass a glass waterpipe. Rupert slices a brick of marijuana. A girl snorts cocaine.
Rupert asks Sean, “How am I supposed to know unless he’s got a crack pipe stuck to his lip...”
Sean: “Don’t act crazy, man.”
Mitch: “I came her for some blow, man.” (1:29)

Mitch asks Sean, “Are you... crazy?”
Sean: “Define crazy.” (1:32)

Sean tells Lauren, “I really did try to kill myself.” (1:35)

Rupert tells Sean, “Well, welcome to Buford T. Pusser county.” (1:41)