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Election|Matthew Broderick
Election
Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon
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Overview

Director Alexander (CITIZEN RUTH) Payne's second film, based on the novel by Tom Perotta, takes the scandal and mudslinging associated with presidential elections and transposes them to a high school election for student council president in Nebraska- with impossibly sharp, satirical results. Matthew Broderick, in a reversal of FERRIS BUELLER, plays Jim McAllister, a teacher who will stop at nothing to prevent perfect Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon), who is running unopposed, from winning the election. Jim, who bears a personal grudge against Tracy, goads a popular but dim football player (Chris Klein) into running against her. This spurs on a series of strange events (both madcap and surprisingly sexual), which add up to an uncommonly funny high school film for adults. Performances are great all-around, and Payne uses shifting narration and a series of freeze frames to give the film a rich and layered feel.

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Alexander Payne - Director
George Parra - Director
Matthew Broderick
Reese Witherspoon
Chris Klein
Jessica Campbell
Mark Harelik
Frankie Ingrassia
Amy Falcone
Brian Tobin
Christa Young
David Wenzel

Details

    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 715515207218
  • Genre: COMEDIES
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: December 2017

Movie Reviews

Reviews:
"...[An] insidiously funny satire....Smart, sophisticated..." Variety, p.46-50


"...ELECTION is a wonderfully acidulous satire....[The film] turns the usual conventions of the high-school comedy on their head..." - 10/??/1999 Sight and Sound, p.43


"...Briskly paced, painfully funny and pretty much unmissable..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - 06/01/2000 Total Film, p.98


"...Mr. Broderick knows how to make a fool of himself in very funny ways, and he gives a sneakily good performance here..." - 04/23/1999 New York Times, p.E21


"...Devilishly subversive....Scathing, smart and serious-funny....When it comes to eloquently telling it like it is, ELECTION puts the nation's political pundits to shame..." - 04/23/1999 USA Today, p.8E


"...Sharp and merciless....A cheerful nightmare that knows just where it wants to go and uses precisely calibrated comic effects to get there..." - 04/23/1999 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...A wicked satire....[Witherspoon] hits her full stride in ELECTION..." - 04/30/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.31

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