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 fucking good
The budgets may have multiplied and the casts may have got larger but I think Rushmore remains Wes Anderson's masterwork that also serves as a definitive tale of adolescence that somehow remains universal despite its singularity.
E' possibile rivalutare un film in 30 min?
Sì, l'ho appena fatto.
Credo di essermi innamorata di Jason Schwartzman
I just love watching Wes Anderson's movies; every time I watch them, I never know what the story is going to be, and it always pleasantly surprises me!
My favorite film of all-time, so...
...watching it on the big screen (at the New Beverly) for the first time since 1998 was glorious.
"So what do you think of Max’s latest opus?”
“Let’s just hope it’s got a happy ending.”
A film with many strong, memorable moments, even as the plot sort of gets tangled in the third act. In hindsight, Anderson may have been better served to keep a more neutral perspective; Murray and Rosemary are tough characters for the film to understand. But Rushmore remains a delightful style with many laughs, including the wonderful "O R you" line.
Very fun and heart-warming movie, with an amazing screenplay and a really good cast. The cinematography and the use of color and locations is great as in every Wes Anderson. This movie is definitely worth watching, especially if you like Wes Anderson's films.
The disparity between film quality and the quality of Photoshop on this poster is mindblowing.
Most of Anderson's films are about ambitious people but I don't think any are more ambitious and fixated than Max Fischer, who I think is one of those characters who are infinitely cooler the way they appear on screen than they might otherwise in real life. Nevertheless, he is a fascinating and charming personality, and with help from Schawartzman's performance, he's somebody you can never really take your eyes off.
Rushmore isn't Anderson's best film, in my opinion, but Fischer might definitely be his best character.
Max fisher is so amazing. I wish I was like him when I was 15. Wes Anderson gives us the most unlikely trio of friends. A disgruntled father and plant manager, a British teacher, and a charismatic 15 year old boy. Only Anderson could prove such a group to be endearing. He does it so well.
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.