Day 73 – Rushmore / Pop Chart Lab Scratch #5

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Movie Title: Rushmore

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. and 33 min.

Rated: R

Who did I watch with?: Stephie

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

Rushmore is the story of Max Fischer played by Jason Schwartzman. Schwartzman is incredible in the role. He is the king of after school activities having founded every conceivable club at his school with his particularly favorite being the school play. The school plays are incredible. The set design and film within a film quality of them are great.

Fischer, a high school sophomore, is also the center of a love triangle with 1st grade teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams) and Herman Blume (Bill Murray) the owner of a local steel mill. After Fischer is expelled from Rushmore, an expensive preparatory academy that he attends on scholarship, he switches his obsession to Cross. He lies to his friends, his family, and his teachers and follows every passion he has to its conclusion.

Bill Murray is also incredible as someone who is really down on himself. He performs a serious life goal as he smokes two cigarettes while pouring a nip into a Diet Coke can while visiting someone in the hospital. Blume is the opposite of Fischer’s eternal optimist. Blume is a misanthrope whose life ends up in disarray. Cross sits at the center of the plot and fuels both Blume and Fischer’s passions.

Verdict:

All of this makes Rushmore sound like a drama, but it is a hilarious comedy. I saved Latin, what have you done! See it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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