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"Rushmore" chronicles a year in the life of Max Fischer, a student at Rushmore Academy, one of the finest schools in the country. Max loves his prestigious school. He is the editor of the newspaper and yearbook; founder of the debate team, the dodgeball society, and the Max Fischer Players; and president of the French club, German club, chess club, and practically everything else. Max is applying for early admission to Oxford. Harvard is his safety. However, he is also one of the worst students in the school. Threatened with expulsion, Max begins a new pursuit: falling for a first-grade teacher. But when Max's tycoon mentor starts an affair with the teacher, it triggers a war between Max and his friend.

Release details

Release date:
Friday February 5 1999
93 mins

Cast and crew

Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Seymour Cassel
Bill Murray
Mason Gamble
Jason Schwartzman
Sara Tanaka
Olivia Williams
Brian Cox

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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I absolutely love the performances of both Schwartzman and Murray. They light up the scenes.

But all in all, the plot left me cold. Confusing and seemingly pointless, the coming of age story of a nerdy school kid fails to hook me in. I might be missing a trick here, but I do not see the appeal, sorry!