This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
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…
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…
"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…
Watched for the first time with the 13-year-old. Strikes me that an underrated quality of Anderson's work is the casual diversity of the supporting casts. Also, it won't be easy, but I will be voting for Wes over the Coens in Filmspotting Madness.
so many handjobs
he was so extra omg
the soundtrack for this movie birthed me, raised me, and made me a better person thanks wes
everyone in this movie except rosemary cross, margaret, max's dad, dirk, and mr. little jeans suck ASS
i want to go on a romantic roadtrip with this soundtrack
he saved Latin I guess
margaret deserves better than max the most extra fuckboy
One of two Wes Anderson films I haven't seen, Rushmore shows a phenomenal director testing the waters of storytelling. Rushmore doesn't seem like a "typical" Wes Anderson film. His directorial style is prevalent, but the story just seemed to be something different than his later films. Rushmore has some great performances from Schwartzman and Murray, but it's Anderson's weakest film I've seen. Now I only have to watch Bottle Rocket before I've completed his wonderful filmography.
A list that, if nothing else, proves the day-to-day usefulness of applied statistics.
Between 2015 and 2016, a series of…
Movies that are slightly off.