A precocious fifteen-year-old at the prestigious Rushmore Academy befriends a cynical industrialist, but things get complicated when both of them have their sights set on the same woman, a teacher at the school.
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I am ill-equipped to judge Wes Anderson films as I cannot verbalise what I dislike about them very well. However, I do find his aesthetic style to be very irksome and I can never buy into the universe he creates enough to lose myself in his films. It's been many years since I reviewed his films but I recently watch Moonrise Kingdom and now I have re-watched this one.
Anderson's sophomore film is the entry that laid the groundwork for the wonderful series of films to come. Max Fisher is a character that one can't quite help to identify with and love and Jason's performance is just fantastic. Murray of course reinvented himself here and Williams has never been better as well. But its the script that sings loudest here though it may well contain the most references to handjobs ever
It's taken me years to come around to "Rushmore," but I finally appreciate it for what it is rather than disliking it for what it isn't. I think that it's Anderson's least outwardly funny film, but it still works because there are elements of genuine joy and invention. Max is a self-absorbed, hugely unlikable character, but partnered with Murray and Williams they expand the coming-of-age genre to encompass all life.
Everyone needs his one true passion, his “Rushmore”. The trio of unlikely friends at the film’s heart are looking in all the wrong places. Bill Murray’s brilliant performance as Herman epitomizes the pitch-perfect balance between humor and sadness that the film finds. http://filmcapsule.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/rushmore/
I found this movie hilarious while my friends dont agree. A nice follow up to bottlerocket. Although i am not fan of jason schwartzman. i find him annoying and the reason why i will not see the darjeeling limited. I wish i was related to francis ford coppola, hey it might just help me get an oscar.
My favourite coming of age story EVER. I hear comments from people who say it's low on story or character development or too abundant in style.
The idea is that in every frame, in every line, in every performance, in ever song even: they capture what it's like to be a crude, rude, awkward, crazy kid. This movie gets me stoked about making movies someday.