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Election, 1999

Election
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Written by: Alexander Payne
Language:  English, Spanish
Country:  USA
Runtime:  103 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Election can be described as biting, cynical, and clever. The plot revolves around campaign, teachers and students, and high school life. Its comic aspect comes from satire and irreverent humor. Election's main genres are drama, comedy, and independent. In terms of style, it stars a strong female character. In approach, it is realistic. Election is set, at least in part, at a high school. It is located in Nebraska, Washington DC, and New York. It takes place in the 1990s. Election is based on a book. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that it involves sexual content and profanity.

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Director Alexander (CITIZEN RUTH) Payne's second film, based on the novel by Tom Perotta, takes the... more

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Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Release date: 7 May 1999
Runtime: 103 min

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Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon As Tracy Flick
Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick As Jim McAllister
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Brandishes the sort of intelligent wit and bracing nastiness that will make it more appealing to discerning adults than to teens who just want to have fun.
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A teacher fixing a high school Presidential election is so absurd it would make one hell of a movie. And with great acting and direction who knows how good a movie this could be. Well I can tell you that this film was great. Everybody plays their...
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A bright girl's relentless ambition, a teacher's lust for a student, a popular football player's ease in getting laid: deploying sexually honest revelations like depth charges, this film churns up secrets of high school suburbia by turns pretty,...
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Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward...
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