Rules Don’t Apply parents guide

Rules Don’t Apply

If you have enough money, you don't need to obey the rules.

Overall C

Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) wants to be an actress. Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) has ambitions too, so he's taken a stepping-stone job as a driver. But the rules of 1958 Hollywood society, and their mutual employer Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), may rewrite everything the two think they know about the path to achieving their dreams.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C
Profanity C
Substance Use C-

Why is Rules Don’t Apply rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Rules Don’t Apply PG-13 for sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, and drug references.

Run Time: 127 minutes

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Why is Rules Don’t Apply rated PG-13? Rules Don’t Apply is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, and drug references.

Violence: Characters hit things when angry. Blood effects are used on actors. A man recklessly flies airplanes, endangering the lives of those on board. Angry verbal outbursts occur. A man receives major injuries after a plane crash (some blood shown). A character seeking an abortion is counselled to go to a different state where the practice is legal. Breach of contract and other illegal/unethical business practices are alluded to. Property damage from an earthquake is briefly shown.

Sexual Content: Sexuality and virginity are discussed. Characters flirt and try to seduce women. Sexual relations between unmarried couples are discussed and implied. A character fumbles to remove her clothes while passionately kissing a man – sexual relations are assumed to have taken place when the man is later seen with his trousers down. A passionate kiss results in a wet stain on a man’s pants. Sexual references and innuendo are frequent. Characters embrace, kiss and fondle. Venereal disease and birth control pills are talked about. Unwed pregnancy and abortion are discussed. A woman in lingerie seductively coxes a man into bed.

Profanity: Moderate and mild profanity is used. Slang terms for prostitutes and sex are heard. Religious terms used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol and smoke throughout this period film. Characters drink to excess and then make poor decisions. A character is accused of having an addiction to cocaine.

Other: Christian worship is depicted. Characters face a crisis of faith.

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Rules Don’t Apply
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Sexual Suggestive Scenes.
Manitoba PG Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

Rules Don’t Apply is directed by Warren Beatty and stars Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, Warren Beatty.

From the Studio:
An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty) whom they work for. It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen 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. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Vintage Hollywood is also depicted in Hail, Caesar! —and Alden Ehrenreich appears in that film too. Lily Collins plays another character looking for a fairytale ending in Mirror Mirror.

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