Election (1999)


election“Some people say I’m an overachiever, but I think they’re just jealous. ” – Tracy Flick

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Feb 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A teacher in a Nebraska high school has his life turned inside out while dealing with a student council election.

My Take on it – Director Alexander Payne’s movies always have a nice balance between dark humor and drama.

This movie is no exception to that.

The situations that the characters get themselves into over and over all teeter on the border between those two genres helping to make this movie more enjoyable and fun to watch.

That being said, this isn’t his best effort despite it still being done extremely well.

The casting of Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon as the two main leads were great because they both were able to properly convey the issues that their characters faced.

Payne used the technique of multiple narrators to help the viewers decide who to root (vote) for along the path to victory. I really liked how this was done and it definitely enhanced the movie.

Bottom Line – Payne’s style and humor is very evident and enjoyable to watch but this isn’t one of his best movies. Great cast led by Broderick and Witherspoon. Enjoyed the multiple narration technique. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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