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Rules Don't Apply

2h 7m
Romance, Comedy, Drama
It's 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 not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
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Warren Beatty
Howard Hughes
Lily Collins
Marla Mabrey
Alden Ehrenreich
Frank Forbes
Matthew Broderick
Levar Mathis
Annette Bening
Lucy Mabrey
Alec Baldwin
Bob Maheu
Haley Bennett
Mamie Murphy
Candice Bergen
Nadine Henly
Dabney Coleman
Raymond Holliday
Ed Harris
Mr. Bransford
Martin Sheen
Noah Dietrich
Paul Sorvino
Vernon Scott
Oliver Platt
Amy Madigan
Mrs. Bransford
Taissa Farmiga
Sarah Bransford
Steve Coogan
Colonel Nigel Briggs
Paul Schneider
Richard Miskin
Chace Crawford
Young Actor
Eileen Ryan
Frank's Grandmother
Ron Perkins
Senator Ferguson
Peter MacKenzie
Gene Handsaker
Julio Oscar Mechoso
President Somoza
Hart Bochner
Colonel Willis
Directed By: Warren Beatty
Written By: Bo Goldman (Story), Warren Beatty (Story), + 1 more

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faithful soul says...
6 years ago
A box office flop - possibly because it had no superheroes or CGI - this film is better than you have been led to believe. Evocative of the era, with a cosy old-fashioned feel, the story of the final days of Howard Hughes, as imagined as they may be, is a mostly engaging tale. Beatty shines as Hughes and he hasn't lost his touch as a director either.
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randomacd4 says...
6 years ago
Warren Beatty is making an effort here but Rules Don't Apply ends up being unintentionally messy. The movie is well shot and Beatty, Lilly Collins and Alden Ehrenreich are all great but the interactions between the characters can feel really awkward and there are some scenes that drag on for way too long. I do think that there is still some greatness left in Beatty and hopefully this is not his last project as we had to wait 15 years for this movie.
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SerenadB says...
7 years ago
I was expecting something more romantic, but I guess the whole movie was far from that. I got a bit confused by the whole concept as well. I took me a while to really get the story, but once I did it was pretty good. It was a bit vague but one of the main character Howard Hughes was a bit vague. So, yea. Okay, while I'm writing this I realised I actually have no idea what to tell you about this movie. The story was a bit strange, it wasn't a really "special" movie but the actors were great and so was the camera work. It was a beautiful movie to watch (with very nice cars) but the story wasn't really strong.
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Bradym03 says...
3 years ago
...you ain't wrong about that. I mean, a young Han Solo jizzed in his pants and Lily Collins doesn't have the personality of a salted cracker, as we thought. Warren Beatty took time off to come back for this? That's sad.
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Featured User Reviews

5 years ago
**A film director, his actress and her driver!**

I kind of felt deja vu. I don't remember the title, but it was similar to this from the recent time, where it revolves around a taxi driver and a woman who wanted to be an actress. In this the distinct feature was the Beatty's role. After returning More
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