Rushmore

Starring Bill Murray, jason schwartzman
Directed by Wes Anderson

Buena Vista Home Video | March 4, 2003 | DVD

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If Max Fisher, the central character from this film, and Ferris Bueller - of Ferris Bueller's Day Off fame - got into a scrap, neither would throw a punch. They're too smart for that kind bone-headed behaviour. Instead they'd debate, discuss and subvert, each in his own iconoclastic style. Max, the protagonist of Rushmore played by Jason Schwartzman, is a lot like Ferris. His concerns and interests rise above the petty appetites of his schoolmates. Max's concern is for greatness. A terrible academic, Max turns to writing and producing ambitious plays, leading obscure clubs and falling in love with a teacher. For him, life is a matter of enjoyment and indulgence in passion - the antithesis of a rigid academic setting. Ferris Bueller is the prototype; Max Fisher is the perfection.

Video Release: March 4, 2003

Theatrical Release: 1998

Runtime: 93

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Video

UPC: 717951002983

Found in: General, Romance, Teenage

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Rushmore

Rushmore

Starring Bill Murray, jason schwartzman
Directed by Wes Anderson

Video Release: March 4, 2003

Theatrical Release: 1998

Runtime: 93

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Video

UPC: 717951002983


Edition Description
  • Dolby SR, Dolby Surround AC-3
  • Closed Captioned
  • Colour, Color
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

Director Wes Anderson's follow-up to the acclaimed BOTTLE ROCKET is a funny, warmhearted and extremely sharp American response to the English "Angry Young Man" films of the 1960s, right down to its British Invasion soundtrack. Newcomer Jason Schwartzman creates a classic protagonist in Max Fischer, a sophomore at Rushmore Academy. He excels at every extracurricular activity in school, from theater to beekeeping. Gradewise, however, he's failing. He has few friends outside of school save for wealthy but depressed industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), father of obnoxious twin boys who also attend Rushmore. Enter Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams), a beautiful young widowed teacher at Rushmore Elementary. While Max is immediately smitten with Miss Cross, she finds comfort in the company of the emotionally frazzled Blume. But Max won't let Blume have Miss Cross without a fight. Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson have created a script brimming with oddball humor at the surface, but at its core lies just enough realistic pain and disappointment to create an all too rare bittersweet edge, striking a subtle balance that few films ever achieve, and finally giving national treasure Bill Murray the chance to shine like never before. As director, Anderson displays his exceptional talents with careful choices in color palette, effective use of slow motion to comedic effect, and most importantly, a brilliant selection of offbeat songs that are integral to the story. Easily one of the finest comedies since THE GRADUATE, RUSHMORE is a monument to brilliant filmmaking.

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Director Wes Anderson's follow-up to the acclaimed 'Bottle Rocket' is a funny, warmhearted and extremely sharp American response to the English 'Angry Young Man' films of the 1960's, right down to its British invasion soundtrack. Newcomer Jason Schwartzman (son of Talia Shire) creates a classic protagonist in Max Fischer- a sophomore at Rushmore Academy. He excels at every extracurricular activity in school- from theater to beekeeping. Grade wise, however, he's failing. He has few friends outside of school save for depressed wealthy industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), father of obnoxious twin boys who also attend Rushmore. Enter Rosemary Cross, beautiful young widowed teacher at Rushmore Elementary. While Max is immediately smitten with Rosemary, she finds comfort in the company of Blume, who is emotionally wounded from a painful homelife and a failing marriage. Max, however, will not let Blume have Rosemary without a fight. Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson have created a script brimming with oddball humor at the surface, but at its core lies just enough realistic pain and disappointment to create an all too rare bittersweet edge, hitting a tone few films do and finally giving American treasure Bill Murray the chance to shine like he never has.

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