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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Jun 08, 2019

While it was great watching Warren Beatty again, this movie was just another piece of evidence that one should realize "pet projects" quick enough without hesitation.

This film is only for Beatty fans of which I am not.

Dec 26, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this fantasy about Howard Hughes, Hollywood when it was glamorous and a love story. Well done.

Jun 08, 2018

It seems I am the only reviewer that liked this film. I liked the story, the lighting, the costuming, the editing, the actors, the characters, the art direction. I thought it was really great. Beatty did a great job, and it was wonderful to see him on screen.
I know that liberty is taken when a writer and/or a director makes or writes a film. Sometimes a film has a piece of information in it that is more 'suppose this happened', or 'this really could be true, and a part of this person's life'. I think that is the supposition in this film. Everyone knows that Howard Hughes had a mental illness in the last part of his life. The way this story is presented, you have a better understanding of how the people around him dealt with the situation.
I just really enjoyed watching this film very, very much. Funny, I think Alden Ehrenreich, in this film, looks like a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and DiCaprio played Howard Hughes in "Aviator".

Jun 07, 2018

Interesting and likely appropriate for what the truth of what Howard Hughes was like. Not in any way certain it is meant as a real depiction of history as much as a story to portray the madness/eccentricity of Howard Hughes and how it affected those around/working-for him.

Worth watching, though something like a horror film, the nature of the madness comes through and makes the movie somewhat twisted.

Mar 04, 2018

I did not like this movie.

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.

Jan 29, 2018

Very boring and disappointing.

Jan 07, 2018

Mind-numbingly boring!! Don't bother.

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.

Sep 16, 2017

Disappointing what a mess !!!

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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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