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Tells the story of ambitious, eccentric, insecure 15-year-old Max Fisher, a kid at a prep school who spends way too much time on extra-curricular activities, not enough time on his studies and is always trying to make his mark on his beloved Rushmore Academy.

Right from the start of RUSHMORE you know you're watching something special. It’s an original, efficient, beautiful, sad, hilarious work. Writer/director Anderson is completely confident in his ability not just with his eyes, but also with his heart. It remains Anderson’s greatest achievement. His visual eccentricity doesn’t overshadow his characters and the emotional resonance of the film and, in fact, accentuates it beautifully. (R.J. LaForce)

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