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.
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.
Dirk Calloway is really the only one here with a decent head on his shoulders.
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…
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.…
Were you in the shit?
Yeah, I was in the shit.
In anticipation of The Grand Budapest Hotel, I wanted to not only experience the few Wes Anderson films I am yet to see, I also wanted to revisit his work that I already hold in high regard. Rushmore is my favorite, slightly edging out the also amazing Bottle Rocket.
I find myself going years between viewings of this fantastic film, but all it takes is the first five or so minutes for me to remember why I love it so.
ARTISTICLY WELL DONE
I think this is my favourite wes of the bunch
Funny - on what is probably my 20th+ viewing I really noticed that kid who's in almost every shot.
Hilarious and heartbreaking and wonderful.
A film for sad, 'quirky', tumblr kids. Not a fan, can't relate.
"Rushmore" is a comic original. With its dry, throwaway humor and constant stream of chuckles, it creates its own category of stealth comedy. There's a sweet humanity about the picture, though it's anything but sentimental. It's odd, definitely odd. Credit the film's startling originality to director Wes Anderson, and his co-screenwriter, Owen Wilson. These friends from the University of Texas - made their debut with the independent hit "Bottle Rocket". It's structured like a comedy, but there are undertones of darker themes. Whether you see the film as a slowed-down farce, or as a souped-up tragedy, "Rushmore" is packed with richly realized characters.
Max (Jason Schwartzman), a fifteen-year-old misfit in glasses and braces, a terrible student-but enjoys many extracurricular activities…
One of my top 5 favorite movies of all time
Well, most of the Anderson tropes are here in this one and it's a clever little story with wonderful acting, however....
I just can't get past how male-focused this (and perhaps all?) of his films are. The female characters hardly have any independence and are just at the mercy of the whims of the leads. I would've been much happier had the teacher just walked out of this whole film because she was better than this lot and had her own dreams and desires.
I would've loved this at 17, but at 43 it's impossible for me to see this as anything but an utterly sexist film. It's well-made, well-acted but when the female characters are only totems for the male leads it's only half a film.
That said, at least it was an improvement from BOTTLE ROCKET.
Anderson's movies always put me in a good mood.
Loved this :-)
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 165/743