While it doesn’t provide as much cinematic vibrancy as other Wes Anderson works (in terms of cinematography), ‘Rushmore’ works near-flawlessly with the use humour and character development, and rewards the audience for paying attention to the plot, allowing the execution for one of Wes Anderson’s more unique projects. This is the second film directed by Wes Andersen and when watching it compared to his later films, there are clear re-occurring themes and developing styles scattered throughout the story.
Rushmore follows the eccentric character of Max Fischer who is a hit play write but lacks in academic motivation. Rushmore Academy for Max is his driving force and he makes the most of this by partaking in every extra-curricular activity they offer.
A new teacher arrives in the prep school and Max instantly falls in love with her. He turns to the father of his school mates Mr. Blume (played by Bill Murray) for advice but circumstances turn upside down when Blume gets involved with the teacher.
I would strongly recommend this film to anyone going through high school. I recommend watching this film with other people as I watched this film as part of a school activity with a group of other boys and it boosted my level of enjoyment. This links back to one of the core reasons Movie Review Club was established, to be able to share your enjoyment of a film with other people.
Review by Harvey