All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
Dirk Calloway is really the only one here with a decent head on his shoulders.
Probably the movie I've seen more than any other, and it still reduces me to a soggy lump by the ending every single time. Wes Anderson's funniest, sharpest, most deeply-felt film, this indelible portrait of a true American dreamer resonates across all boundaries and transcends, even now, its retrospectively-familiar exquisitely composed visuals and snappy soundtrack. Whatever your opinion of later Anderson stuff (I'm wishy-washy on some of it myself), Rushmore's unique magic is irresistible.
I find that the older the Wes Anderson film, the easier it is to review...
This was a time where Anderson's warm and vibrant art style that almost made his film look like plays had yet to develop itself. The Royal Tenenbaums was the best mix of style and substance where Moonrise Kingdom was a little too much quirk and colors for its own good. I had an awful time trying to review both of those because it was hard to pinpoint exactly what I loved with Tenenbaums and what I hated with Moonrise without sounding too generalized or short. I just simply liked one and disliked the other. It was very hard to express why, but I still felt…
"The secret, I don't know... I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore."
The Royal Tenenbaums has always been my favorite Wes Anderson movie and I always thought it was because it was the first one of his that I had seen, but it can officially move over now because I have a new favorite: Rushmore. This film was so charming, the soundtrack so cool, and the characters so well developed that I was completely in love with it once the credits started rolling. Not only is it my favorite Wes Anderson film, but it also belongs on my all time…
This is probably one of the few films I enjoy that I have a strong personal history with. A complicated history that makes me feel unreasonably attached to the film. Most movies I liked when I was younger I rewatch and don't like. I don't have a lot of respect for my taste as a youth, especially as a teenager. This is a film that I have liked, more or less, ever since I saw it. I loved it as a teenager when I first saw it (I think it was the first Criterion DVD I ever purchased), I liked it just fine in my early-to-mid twenties (even as my viewing of The Life Aquatic caused me to question Anderson…
Max Fischer is a nasty little shit. Good thing he's a funny little shit, too.
A few thoughts: For some reason I didn't have this marked as watched - maybe because I was actually smart enough to realize I hadn't offered it my full attention the first time around. Huge mistake (the not-paying-attention part). Murray, as funny as he and his character are, feels a bit wobbly here, as if he's still attuning himself with Anderson's sense of humor (or the other way around). Though leaps and bounds more 'Andersonian' than Bottle Rocket in terms of aesthetic, it feels like the filming schedule for outdoor shoots was determined only to occur on the most overcast, dreary days possible. Very grey.…
Wes Anderson's films have a way of improving with each viewing. Rushmore is one that is slowly becoming one of my favorite comedies, and it's definitely one of my favorites of Anderson's works.
Utterly charming. While most say it's The Royal Tenenbaums where Anderson found his signature style, I definitely think that Rushmore is the better answer. The plot is kept fairly sane with a distinct lack of kookiness that is so commonly found in Anderson's work, leaving all the quirks and oddities to one character; Jason Schwartzman's Max Fischer. Where Anderson has made a habit of making 'storybook' films (in that they're heavily drenched in childlike/fantastical elements), it is in Rushmore where he makes his most understated and profound work. Anderson has made a film that is both human & believable, yet still keeps both his trademark symmetry and dry humour.
This is the Jackie Brown of Wes Anderson movies.
"I saved Latin. What did you ever do?"
Also, best pun in cinema history.
"Rushmore" is a rich, vibrant, and darkly funny coming-of-age film that actually tells the story of it's main lead in a unique and unlikely way. The character of Max Fischer (brilliantly portrayed by Jason Schwartzman) starts out as an over-achieving high school student with the mentality of an adult and, through a series of difficulties and heartbreak, then takes time to slowly become who he really is. Thanks to a well-written script, terrific performances (notably Schwartzman and Bill Murray), and wonderful direction from Wes Anderson, "Rushmore" is an endlessly entertaining delight.
"Rich Kids - bad?"
Definitely charming and more enjoyable than Bottle Rocket, but I still feel that there isn't enough story to justify a feature film. Anderson is super great with characters, isn't he?
Either my favourite Wes Anderson movie or my second favourite but still not a favourite.
Probably my third or fourth favorite Wes Anderson film. I do love me some Jason Schwartzman.
"With friends like you, who needs friends?"
Una historia de amor adulto entre dos niñatos gilipollas y una profesora. Uno de los niñatos gilipollas es un eterno repetidor con ínfulas de madurez y el otro niñato gilipollas Bill Murray haciendo de Bill Murray.
Max Fischer es, sin duda, el personaje más fascinante de todos los que aparecen en el cine de Wes Anderson, que aquí ya tiene mucho de lo que le caracteriza como director, pero sin llegar a las cotas masturbatorias que hay que sufrirle últimamente, y la película gana gracias a ello.
No recordaba que en momentos pudiera llegar a ponerse tan vulgar, y me encanta. No me imagino a Anderson haciendo que un personaje mienta diciendo que…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…