over 5 years
Lots of laughs. Very witty and entertaining.
Didn't find very entertaining and the characters are unlikable.
simple but effective comedy
almost 6 years
After all the good reviews I was still skeptical. Proved this skeptic wrong.
Witty satire on the nature of human pettiness. Paul and Tammy are fantastic characters.
over 7 years
Perfect movie. Awesome characters. Hilarious. Not straightforward. Phenomenal. See it now.
Election is a 1999 American comedy film adapted from a 1998 novel of the same title by Tom Perrotta. The plot revolves around a three-way election race in high school, and satirizes both suburban high school life and politics. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination for Witherspoon in the Best Actress category, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film in 1999.
It stars Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Klein and tells the story of Jim McAllister (Broderick), a popular high school history and civics teacher in suburban Omaha, Nebraska and one of his students, Tracy Flick (Witherspoon), around the time of the school's student body elections. McAllister's involvement with various school-related functions masks his frustration with other aspects of his life; Tracy is an overachiever whose obsession with getting into a good college masks a vindictive and manipulative personality. When Tracy obtains a...