Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don't Apply

DVD - 2017 | Widescreen edition.
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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.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD RUL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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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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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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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Aug 09, 2017

I quite enjoyed this movie. I just loved the American vehicles (I was an auto-mechanic by trade for sixty years) That I remember were on the roads when I first immigrated to Calgary, and many I worked on. Classic designs not like today's a thousand look alike tanks. Good memories, maybe that's why I enjoyed this movie.

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rugolin
Jun 25, 2017

Howard Hughes is such a larger than life character your not surprised that he ends up being a character in so many movies whether it is The Aviator, Melvin and Howard orThe Rocketeer. He is clearly the inspiration for Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight series or Tony Stark's father; Howard Stark in the Marvel movies. However in the hands of Warren Beatty he has not fared so well. Rules Don't Apply somehow takes a larger than life character and makes him and everything else in the movie boring. There is no tension or drama and the scenes seemed to edited with flat out amateurishness. Hard to believe this is the same man who won an Oscar for Best Director in 1981 for Reds or made the colorful Dick Tracy movie. A better movie that is almost the same story of a younger man meeting a famous older man is "Me and Orson Welles"

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BlueHippo
Jun 16, 2017

Really good if you like Warren Beatty playing Warren Beatty!

Franln Jun 06, 2017

I guess it would have been more intriguing if it was true. Not a bad story though. Howard Hughes was such a weirdo.

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hammer59
May 24, 2017

Legendary FLOP at the box office. Spend 25 million and draw 3 million?

Always respected Warren Beatty, and I LOVED "Bullworth"---but this was not even close to being relevant in 2017.

All hat: no cattle describes this stinker.

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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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