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Beatty takes a dig at Hollywood and Howard Hughes with a wink

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty. Rules Don't Apply seems like a deeply personal film: a self-deflating autobiographical critique by Beatty, 79, realising he has little left to protect and is free to portray the hypercompetitive Hollywood game as a nonsensical joke.

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IT may be hyperbolic to describe Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes movie Rules Don't Apply as a screwball Citizen Kane. But that's what it feels like.

From another perspective, this serio-comic portrait of Hughes - the aeronautics mogul, movie producer and marathon womaniser...

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