Rushmore

I’ll take punctuality

YES

Release date: December 11, 1998
Director: Wes Anderson
Language: English

Who should watch this movie: Fans of Wes Anderson. Insufferable know-it-alls. Alcoholics. 

When should you watch this movie: When you’re “going through it” 

The sell: This movie was made when Wes Anderson was still on his baby director legs and it’s best viewed in tandem with his other more established works. Which is not to say that this movie doesn’t have merit on its own. It has a lot of strengths, including hilarious latin references and Bill Murray. It’s a sweet story about a lonely kid who finds companionship in unlikely places. That kid is played by Jason Schwartzman though, so it’s also pretty weird. Unconventional relationships are at the heart of many (if not all) Wes Anderson movies. Rushmore is no different and as a result is sometimes awkward, but in a forgivable Wes Anderson way. Bill Murray, Bill Murray, and also if I might add, Bill Murray.

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