When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.
ActorsStarring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Luke Wilson, Dipak Pallana, Andrew Wilson, Marietta Marich, Ronnie McCawley, Keith McCawley, Hae Joon Lee, Adebayo Asabi, Connie Nielsen, Al Fielder, Colin Platt, George Farish, Francis Fernandez, McCauley Penderdast, Eric Weems, Dalton Tomlin, Wallace Wolodarsky, Kim Terry, Ella Pryor, Paul Schiff, Antoni Scarano, Brian Tenenbaum, Thayer McClanahan, Patricia Winkler, Manning Mott, J.J. Stonebraker, Donny Caicedo, Ali Ktiri, Michael Maggart, Robbie Lee, Morgan Redmond, Ed Geldart, David Moritz, J.J. Killalea, William Lau, Lucille Sadikin, Steve Eckelman, Eric Chase Anderson, Danny Fine, Kyle Ryan Urquhart, Kumar Pallana, Stephen Dignan, Alexis Bledel, Brandon Trost, Jason Trost
My opinion : Rushmore portrays high school in the most Wes-esque way possible, exaggerated in the sense that everything is pushed to the extreme. Each character are well written with the exception of a highly unlikeable protagonist who comes across as a pretentious d-bag half the time he is on screen, cold, careless and above all following the two most annoying flaws one can have; childishness and being too smart for ones own good. I wanted to punch the screen quite a few times but its those preciously unique and refreshing scenes only Wes could pull off that stopped that. The predictability here is very much omnipresent, and overall this film starts out flying in every direction, but as we go along, it ends up feeling like a mountainous ride along with your head looking at your legs until you nauseate, hey at least Murray’s great here, playing the same old depressive middle aged man who young women fall for, it’s practically a cliché by now. 70/100