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.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH FAVE. it makes me cryyyy. seymour cassel is a SHINING STAR in this.
Initially thought I hadn't seen it, figured out halfway through that I have. Still though, Wes Anderson continues to make wonderful wonderful art.
It has been years since I have seen but this is an absolute delight. A brilliant script, a terrific Murray and Schwartzman double act add much to it.
I'm still yet to be won over by Wes Anderson, but I'm certainly intrigued by him. First thing to say is that the cinematography is so quaintly gorgeous, and the soundtrack is AMAZING. Those are the film's two standout elements.
It's a credit to Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson that I didn't find the main character absolutely unbearable, but having said that I didn't find him quirkily charming either. I suppose I just can't get past the fact that Wes Anderson characters don't feel like real people. There's something blocking me from his stories because of that. The story is just kind of strange and a little weak. In terms of presentation though, this film is very good, and…
Due to the nausea and vomiting I experienced while watching this (not at all related to the film itself of course), I had a difficult time tracking and paying attention throughout the whole thing. But from what I did see, I definitely enjoyed it.
wes anderson's second best
Max may be the most complex character that Wes Anderson has ever told in his films. Its central theme is about self-respect and belonging to others, and he made it happen again in 2006 with The Life Aquatic. Things differ with Steve Zissou and Max Fischer at this point, where Max is a teenager looking for the his life purpose whilst Zissou realizing that there is something more in life.
I dare to say Max's character was more challenging and complex in sort of way. Firstly, he is a child with anguish in his puberty and some confusion goes all at the same time. In addition of his more mature and look-far-ahead mindset than kids on his age, Max makes…
"Yeah, I was in the shit"
A great coming of age story from the wonderful director, Wes Anderson.
"She's my Rushmore."
"I know. She was mine too."
could have been better
Movies that are slightly off.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…