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Zachary W's rating of the film Rushmore

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.