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Election (1999)

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Starring (View all)
Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick
Jim McAllister
Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon
Tracy Flick
Chris Klein Chris Klein
Paul Metzler
Jessica Campbell Jessica Campbell
Tammy Metzler
Mark Harelik Mark Harelik
Dave Novotny
Phil Reeves Phil Reeves
Walt Hendricks
Molly Hagan Molly Hagan
Diane McAllister
Delaney Driscoll Delaney Driscoll
Linda Novotny


Written by (View all)
Tom Perrotta Tom Perrotta
(novel)
Alexander Payne Alexander Payne
(screenplay)


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A good movie

12 years, 2 months ago at Dec 21 10:55
1 vote
Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. The interesting thing about this flick was above all to see Reese Witherspoon who, before starring in all those (boring) romantic comedies, showed up in this highschool satire. Honestly, I was expecting a little more but I must admit, it was still pretty good. Indeed, Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon and Chr... read more

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11 years, 2 months ago at Dec 24 1:56
1 vote
This is one of those films that not too many know about but they definitely need to. Tammy Metzler was the perfect opposition for the Tracy Flick character in the film.

Election

15 years, 6 months ago at Aug 21 20:34
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This film is a pitch-perfect gem that flew under the radar when it was first released. The plot is straight forward: high school student body election, the beloved teacher who's personal life is unraveling behind the scenes, the popular jock, his lesbian sister who emerges as a cult hero, and the overachieving mastermind who plans to win the election no matter what the cost. There's excellent ac... read more
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A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Release date: 7 May 1999
UPC: 097363340379
Tags: Comedy (30), Drama (20), 1999 (12), 1990s (12), Teen (10), Satire (9), High School (9), Black Comedy (9), School (8), Politics (5), Infidelity (5), (5), 90s (3), Lesbian (3), Brother Sister Relationship (3), Teacher (3), Teaching (3), Party (3), Election (3), Washington D.C. (3)
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" A teen comedy, about Tracy Flick an overachiever of a student, who runs as school president, and will do anything to get elected. Think of it, as a reverse Ferris Bueller’s Day, with Ferris being the principal. Tracy Flick, has also become the go to description for any women or girl, who is considered to be an overachiever, wax rises to the top. As of it’s a bad thing. It also depends, on how you view Tracy’s tactics. And if the ends, justifies the means. "


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" A teen comedy, about Tracy Flick an overachiever of a student, who runs as school president, and will do anything to get elected. Think of it, as a reverse Ferris Bueller’s Day, with Ferris being the principal. Tracy Flick, has also become the go to description for any women or girl, who is considered to be an overachiever, wax rises to the top. As of it’s a bad thing. It also depends, on how you view Tracy’s tactics. And if the ends, justifies the means. "


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" Tracy Flick "Some people say I'm an overachiever, but I think they're just jealous.""


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Kyle Ellis posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

“I had heard several great things about Election, and when I saw the film for myself I can totally see the praise for the film. It is filmed and directed beautifully, and the soundtrack is cool. The story is strong with a good structure without being too simplistic or complicated and doesn't fall into the predictability trap, and the humour is just great, there is some clever black humour but there is also some room for some quirkiness as well. The characters are engaging, even Reese Witherspoon's and I can understand where some are coming from when they say she is annoying. This is Matthew Broderick's most likable character since Ferris Bueller in my opinion. Both Broderick and Witherspoon give some of their best work here, and Chris Klein is a welcome presence without overdoing the humour” read more

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"Format: Streaming Viewing: 2nd Thoughts: Man, does this movie pack a punch! I had only seen it once before around the time it first came out and I didn't recall it being so edgy and refreshing. It's the political machine served up in all its grimy wonder as a high school class election. Broderick and Witherspoon are excellent as the teacher-student enemies that wage war over this election with shockingly funny results. This is black comedy at its best, and very reminiscent of Heathers in terms o"


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"20.11. Uskottavat ja uskomattomat hahmot, hieno kuvaus nuorten maailmasta, jota aikuiset torpedoivat. Casting on huikea, ja Broderick ja Witherspoon loistavat."


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" First Viewing Viewing Date: November 11th Via: iTunes Store Plot: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president. Rating: 7.0/10"


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" Date: 11/3/2020 Viewed: Criterion Blu-Ray Re-Watch Note: I have made a tradition to watch this movie on every election day for the last 15+ years now. Election is one of the best comedy movies of the 1990s in my opinion and it never gets old when I always revisit it. The humor is absolutely hilarious and the general message about voting is spot on. This movie is a satire of the American voting system by using a high school setting and the students in the movie represent how most typical Amer"


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