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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

9 years, 10 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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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

13 years, 2 months ago at Aug 21 20:34
1 vote
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 (29), Drama (20), 1999 (12), 1990s (12), Teen (10), Satire (9), High School (8), School (8), Black Comedy (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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"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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" 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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