18. The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Chances of getting laid (1-10): 10. Naked girls everywhere and people hooking up in every corner. You know you’re going home with someone when the party is called the “Dressed To Get Screwed” party.
The drink situation (1-10): 7. Your typical college booze. Beer and hard alcohol lead the way to drunken debauchery.
Chances of police interference (1-10): 6. College parties are usually pretty safe from police interference, but the “End Of The World” party did tend to get a bit out of control.
How’s the music? (1-10): 6. Mostly late '80s tunes featuring the Cure, Love and Rockets, Yazoo, and Erasure. The film’s mostly more dark than joyous. Bonus point for the film’s fantastic use of “Without You” during the suicide scene.
Of all the parties and films on this list, the one seen in Roger Avary’s 2002 dark comedy The Rules Of Attraction just might be the most depressing. Tucked away in northeast New Hampshire, Camden College looks like the perfect liberal arts school to enjoy your college experience while learning a few things. Only, it’s not. It’s pretty friggin’ dark.
You’d think that parties with names like “Dressed To Get Screwed” would be the most fun you’ve ever had, but they’re just glossy covers for all the crap everyone’s trying to avoid dealing with in their lives. There’s plenty to drink, tons of nakedness, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll get laid, but don’t think it’s going to make you happy. Nope. Instead, you’ll probably end up slitting your wrists in a bathtub while listening to Harry Nilsson’s “Without You.” Depressing, right? Maybe you should spend that money on therapy instead of some fancy liberal arts school in New Hampshire.