Oh, high school. So many memories, many of which most of us never want to revisit. Time spent in high school could be the best of times, or the worst of times. One of the most obvious staples in most high schools is that of the student council. If, and when, you decide to run, it’s basically a battle of the best and a battle of the wits. If you want to make the student council badly enough, you’ll stop at nothing to get to the top.
So, what’s so wonderful about Election? Basically, everything. It’s a brilliant satire of the day-to-day workings and ins and outs of high school, where popularity rides high and there’s a mixture of characters to be encountered. The film is witty, fast paced, and intriguing. Both Witherspoon and Broderick get so into their respective characters, one could easily forget that these are actors playing a part. Witherspoon actually looks, and acts, like a high schooler. Even during the epilogue of the film, you can tell Tracy hasn’t really learned anything, and yet Reese remains so convincing throughout it all. Reese is so cogent as Tracy, that she even earned a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination. Matthew just gets really into his part, seeing his comeuppance, whether it’s deserved it or not, is almost absolutely thrilling.
Overall, Election is a brilliant satire of high school life and the inner workings of its day-to-day life. So excellently written and acted whilst being full of humour and is a good film to watch. It may not be on the top of many people’s films to watch lists, but it should at least be on there. Whether you’re just watching for Reese and Matthew’s brilliant on-screen chemistry, or just need to watch a witty film Hit Play, on Election.
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