10th-grader Max (Jason Schwartzman) faces expulsion from Rushmore Academy in Wes Anderson’s coming-of-age, screwball comedy.
Equal parts coming-of-age story, French New Wave homage and screwball comedy, Wes Anderson’s dazzling sophomore effort captures the pain and exuberance of adolescence with wit and cinematic panache. Tenth grader Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is Rushmore Academy’s most extracurricular student—and it’s least scholarly. He faces expulsion, and enters into unlikely friendships with both a lovely first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) and a melancholy self-made millionaire (Bill Murray). D: Wes Anderson, US, 1998, 93m
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