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Election (movie)

5 Ratings: 3.2
A comedy movie directed by Alexander Payne.

Matthew Broderick makes up for years of wet-noodle performances with his low-key but unsparing characterization of Jim McAllister, a high school teacher at George Washington Carver High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Driven by a strange mixture of loathing … see full wiki

Director: Alexander Payne
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 3, 1999
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Election (movie)
review by . April 22, 2012
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"Dear Lord Jesus," prays Tracy Flick the night before the election for student body president, "I do not often speak with you and ask for things, but now, I really must insist that you help me win the election tomorrow because I deserve it and Paul Metzler doesn't, as you well know. I realize that it was your divine hand that disqualified Tammy Metzler and now I'm asking that you go that one last mile and make sure to put me in office where I belong so that I may carry out …
review by . November 07, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
More than most movies I've seen, Election really captures the stupidity and pettiness of high school life. While it isn't the funniest film, it has a lot of relevant irony, from the over-ambitious resume-builder to the outcast dropout. The movie focuses on the election for student council president, and each of the three candidates represents a stereotype of each of the main types of high students: the dork, the jock, and the druggie.    The movie had funny moments (mostly with …
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