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Election (1999)

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Synopsis

A high school teacher meets his match in an over-achieving student politician.

Cast

  • Matthew Broderick
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Loren Nelson
  • Chris Klein
  • Phil Reeves
  • Emily Martin
  • Jonathan Marion
  • Amy Falcone
  • Mark Harelik
  • Delaney Driscoll

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Metacritic

90

Election is a bracingly intelligent adult comedy that shrewdly captures adolescence.

Metacritic review by Kevin Maynard
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
75

The screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, sees the lives of these suburban students and teachers through a prism of absurdity that refracts more truth than any straightforward telling.

Metacritic review by Mick LaSalle
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
100

The satire of the season, a hilarious, razor-sharp indictment of the American Dream.

Metacritic review by Desson Thomson
Desson Thomson
Washington Post