|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Phil Reeves, Mark Harelik, Jessica Campbell, Chris Klein, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Matthew Broderick|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Romance|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Dec 2000|
|Dubbed:||German, Czech, Hungarian|
|Subtitles:||Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A black comedy, ...By Marie#59 from BRISTOL , 08 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A black comedy, excellently acted by Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Not as cheesy as many films in the High School genre.
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Well it wasnt rubbishBy a customer from Pitlochry , 02 Dec 2008It wasn't good, but then again it wasn't terrible. It just didnt make any sense. And didn't have much of a storyline.
Didn't quite meet expectationsBy a customer from Norwich , 24 Nov 2008I wanted to see Election when it came out, based on the reviews at the time. About 10 years later I finally got round to renting it. I liked it, but not as much as I expected. I thought it could have been a bit subtler, a bit more biting. I don't know whether the film hasn't aged that well or if my expectations had grown too high. Still an enjoyable watch.
Reese Witherspoon as a Nut JobBy Wurty (20 reviews) from Norwich , 17 Sep 2008This is a very good funny film......one to watch
Entertaining trip through a moral desert.By Antiquary (52 reviews) from Aberdeen , 08 Jul 2008No doubt about it, this is a very funny film: well written and well acted. It's not a happy film, though: if this is indeed the world of American schoolchildren and their teachers, the only possible comment is - what's the world coming to? The total lack of integrity shown by the characters - most of them anyway - in their personal and professional lives would, if the film were taken seriously, be appalling: the central portrait of a pretty, lively and superficially charming schoolgirl who is also a totally selfish, ruthless and amoral plotter is genuinely disconcerting, more so as it is put across with such splendid panache. However, the obvious moral is - don't take it seriously, not even as a satire. Just watch the characters getting into worse and worse scrapes, mostly of their own making; and sit back and laugh.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008This is a fantastic film. So dark, ambiguous and funny. It touches on many sensitive issues. Is it good to be a super ambitious kid, sexuality, the dilemmas that teachers face, whether it is good to achieve or not to achieve, marriage and the machinations of institutions.
Jim McAllister, the teacher, is a great character who engages your sympathy, despite his flaws. This film makes you think hard about how to be in life, and makes you laugh when it still doesn't work out.