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Election Movie Review Summary

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick

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This wonderfully pointed and hilarious satire did not get the audience it deserved in theaters. Reese Witherspoon stars as a very ambitious high schooler who will do anything to win election to the student council presidency. She's an ever-optimistic, hard-working schemer -- sort of a cross between Martha Stewart and Richard Nixon. Matthew Broderick is a conscientious social studies teacher who doubts she should get the position (partly because she destroyed his colleague and best friend's career by having an affair with him, although Broderick lusts after her himself), so he prods a sweet, naive jock -- Chris Klein of the "American Pie" movies -- to run against her. Broderick's character also gets tangled up with his friend's ex-wife. An additional complication is provided by the jock's younger, adopted sister, who also runs for president because her former girlfriend has taken up with her brother! This is adult satire in the grand style, not another silly and sentimental high school movie, and terrifically well done.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Age group    -   trouble in high school Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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