Film legend Warren Beatty wrote, directed and played Howard Hughes in Rules Don't Apply—his first big-screen appearance in 15 years. Good thing the film has that going for it, because there's precious little else that stands out.
Rules Don't Apply is a bizarre romantic dramedy that just doesn't work. It's main attraction is a nearly 80-year-old actor, but its comedic sensibility is that of an '80s teen sex comedy. It takes one of the 20th century's most enigmatic figures and boils him down to a two-dimensional character, notable only for his collection of eccentricities and tics.