I was vacationing abroad during the week featured in this episode, so unfortunately there was not much movie viewing done. Next episode should prove to be more fruitful when it comes to the amount of films watched, but until then, this is all I’ve got.
Election (1999) - 8/10
Going into Election, I was hoping for a good comedy, but I never expected the film to turn out to be as good as it did, ending up ranking among my favourite movies of the genre. I believe that what really makes this film such an effective genre exercise are the well-rounded characters paired with some great performances from the cast. Matthew Broderick is truly at the top of his game in this one, delivering his lines perfectly with genius comedic timing. Reese Witherspoon and Chris Klein also shine in their roles, making the most out of every opportunity they are given. The script is also quite impressive and works well as a whole, providing no significant faults whatsoever. A lot of credit goes the directing and editing department as well, with director Alexander Payne managing to squeeze as much humour as possible out of every scene. I don’t have much else to say about this movie – I definitely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an enjoyable comedy that’s sure to deliver laughs without opting for immature or dumb humour. This is the first time I’ve seen Election, but it certainly won’t be the last as I already look forward to revisiting it again.