Rules Don't Apply (2016) 23 Nov 2016Romance, Comedy, DramaPG-13

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An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist.

Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 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.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): Warren Beatty

Producer(s): Warren Beatty, Arnon Milchan, Brett Ratner, James Packer, Steve Bing, Ron Burkle, Frank Giustra, Steven Mnuchin, Sybil Robson Orr, Terry Semel, Jeffrey Soros, William D. Johnson, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Sarah E. Johnson, Jonathan McCoy

Starring(s): Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Taissa Farmiga, Amy Madigan, Paul Schneider, Chace Crawford, Eileen Ryan, Patrick Fischler, Ron Perkins, Peter Mackenzie, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Evan O'Toole

Story by: Warren Beatty, Bo Goldman

Screenplay by: Warren Beatty

Edited by: Billy Weber, F. Brian Scofield, Leslie Jones, Robin Gonsalves

Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel


EFW Scale: 3 3/5

Release Date: 23 Nov 2016

Other Release Date / Place: 10 Nov 2016 / American Film Institute

Genre(s): Romance, Comedy, Drama

Certification: PG-13

Language(s): English

Country: United States

Film Industry: American

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

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