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Rushmore 1998
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  • Wes Anderson
  • October 9, 1998
  • 93 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
Love. Expulsion. Revolution.
Max Fischer, a precocious and eccentric 15 year-old, who is both Rushmore's most extracurricular and least scholarly student; Herman Blume, a disillusioned industrialist who comes to admire Max; and Rosemary Cross, a widowed first grade teacher who becomes the object of both Max's and Herman's affection.

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Bill Murrey, smoking (?) a cigarette, dives in his pool. Genius.

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Wes Anderson is an extremely talented director, and his expertise shines in Rushmore. This can't however make up for the fact that the main character is a pretentious little prick who focuses throughout the entire movie on forcing a young teacher (Williams) to stat rape him. I loved the first half of the movie, it was fun watching the guy go about his clubs and enjoy life, and I didn't have a problem with him crushing on the teacher, however about halfway through his crush turns into a creepy obsession. This obsession leads him to destroy the life of his best friend (Murray) and cut the brakes to his car. The movie ceases to be cute and fun and turns creepy and annoying. Anderson's talents shine in the production, but the protagonist absolutely destroys what could have been a good film.

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