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Rushmore review
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A good movie

At last, I have seen all the movies directed by Wes Anderson. Eventually, it took me a while to really get into in this director and, to be honest, I actually thoroughly enjoyed only his 3 last directing efforts. Still, he remains one of the most interesting American directors at work nowadays, at least, one of the most original, and I was really eager to check this sophomore effort. Well, eventually, like most of his work, I thought it was a decent watch but I can't say it really blew me away either. Basically, as usual, there wasn't much of a plot ย and there was his usual ย tone which always make his movies stand out from the crowd. At this point, he was still going easy on the production design and it is only with his next directing effort ('The Royal Tenenbaums') that Anderson would start to go every time rather over the top with the colors and the vintage details. However, in spite of a rather limited budget, it was still visually neat. Anyway, at the end of the day, whether you care about this movie or not, mostly depends on how much you will connect or like the characters. Well, in my case, I thought they were half quirky and charming and half spoiled and obnoxious so I'm afraid that even though they were interesting enough, I can't say I really cared for them either. It is also with this movie that Wes Anderson will start a very long collaboration with Bill Murray who would be, so far, involved in all his following projects. To conclude, even though I wasn't a huge fan, it was still pretty good and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Wes Anderson's works.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
4 years ago on 4 June 2016 06:42