Election

1999

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

82
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 81279

Synopsis


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Cast

Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick
Matthew Broderick as Jim McAllister
Nicholas D'Agosto as Larry Fouch
Chris Klein as Paul Metzler
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751.61 MB
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1hr 43 min
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English
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1hr 43 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 7 / 10

One of the most pleasurable aspects of the film is its total lack of sentimentality…

High-school comedies became popular because the milieu was familiar to a large proportion of the film-going audience… But the best examples of the genre in the 1980s and 1990s satirized not only the constant battle of the sexes, but other elements in American life… The frequent struggles between jocks and nerds were a kind of microcosm of the class difference which is supposed not to exist in the United States…

In "Election," one of the best examples of this popular genre, much of the humor is at the expense of the 'democratic' process… The film's guiding insight is that in practice democracy reduces to a popularity contest, in which dirty tricks are the norm…

Tracy is a Nebraskan high-school blonde who is brilliant and hard-working… She is standing for election as student president… Played by Reese Witherspoon, Tracy is bright and intolerant, eaten up by ambition and her ruthless determination to win… She is regarded with disgust by a career teacher and student adviser, Jim McAllister, for her self-righteousness, and also for her role in the dismissal of his fellow teacher Dave after a sex scandal… Jim encourages student football star Paul to stand against Tracy…

Reviewed by framptonhollis 10 / 10

morals and ethics

At first glance, Alexander Payne's satirical comedy-drama "Election" may appear to be just another high school flick. Produced by MTV, starring Matthew Broderick, featuring freeze frames and heavy usage of V.O.s, it all seems as if it may be no more than a mediocre teen comedy. However, this film seems to be built upon a brilliantly deceiving nature that holds a pitch black sense of cynical and insightful humor. With surprisingly difficult moral questions spicing things up, "Election" is a political fable that also has some incredible statements to make about a whole plethora of complicated themes. Among these themes is, most surprisingly and possibly most cleverly, sexuality and how it may infiltrate social and political issues. It is also a portrayal of the traditional "battle of the sexes" with tons of twists and turns to make it seem really fresh. And, perhaps best of all, is the film's refusal to really take sides on these difficult matters. That's what I notice happens with a lot of great black comedies, they refuse to merely mock or sympathize with one side of an issue, and instead decide to attack and understand both. For example, the controversial modern masterpiece "Three Billboards" is being panned by those who are WAY too oversensitive and easily offended (and have now unfortunately influenced and infiltrated the media to an extent that is not as "dangerous" and "problematic" as modern day conservatives and alt-lite/righters may have you believe, but is still much more annoying than is honestly necessary) due to its understanding towards the most despicable of its characters, as well as its portrayals of man's fault. Many of those who like seeing things in black and white (not literally, figuratively) and seem to relish in their own shame towards works of art do not like being morally questioned, they don't like fresh insights and the refusal to pander to the demographic they worship so much, which is why when films like "Three Billboards" and films like "Election" (and plenty of others, like "Happiness", "World's Greatest Dad", "Heathers", and even "American Beauty to a certain extent) are released they are so refreshing, and whenever they receive praise it just warms my heart (which is rather ironic considering the cynical content they often contain).

Reviewed by novagirl11 5 / 10

Very strange movie...

If you're craving something like this from 1999, watch American Beauty instead! If you want to see young Reese Witherspoon, go for Legally Blonde which is only 2 years later! Election had it's comical moments but mainly laughing at how bad it is. Sadly, this was not what I expected.

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