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One of my favorite films about adolescence,
This review is from: Rushmore [DVD]  (DVD)
The film that established Wes Anderson as a major American 'independent'
filmmaking voice, after his very promising if somewhat uneven debut
with 'Bottle Rocket'.
Quite simply one of the most original films about adolescence ever
made. An unlikely love triangle between a teenager, his teacher and a
local business tycoon that's simultaneously funny, absurd and
Jason Schwartzman is great, and Bill Murray may do his best work ever -
side-splittingly funny, but with a damaged, sad, sometimes dangerous
edge just under the surface.
As in all of Anderson's films, terrific use of songs as score,
wonderfully inventive transitions and visual framing. And a lot of fun.
If you can play region 1 discs, the Criterion version has better
picture quality, and some terrific extras (the regular release is
pretty bare bones). It's more expensive, but worth it for a film
you're likely to return to repeatedly.