(out of 5)

Jason Schwartzman is hilarious as a lovesick student at the titular private school, a member of every possible after school club but failing every subject he’s studying. Olivia Williams is the teacher who is also the apple of his eye, but he’s going to have to fight to have her because disenchanted Bill Murray (in his best performance yet), father of one of the students, is hot on her trail. The movie possesses a lazy glamour, a tacky wisdom all of its own; the depiction of a geeky, underachieving teenager as hero instead of comic relief in some plastic teen dream flick is a welcome and relieving one. Written by Anderson and Owen Wilson, who previously collaborated on the indie hit Bottle Rocket, and after Rushmore made The Royal Tenenbaums.

USA, 1998

Directed by Wes Anderson

Screenplay by Wes Anderson,

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1998

The Criterion Collection

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Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Bill Murray)

New York Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor (Bill Murray)

Best Screenplay (Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson)

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards
Best Supporting Actor (Bill Murray) (tie)
New Generation Award (Wes Anderson)

National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor (Bill Murray)

Best Screenplay (Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson)

Independent Spirit Awards
Best Supporting Male (Bill Murray)
Best Director (Wes Anderson)



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