Alessia🫀’s review published on Letterboxd:
I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then do it for the rest of your life.
I love this film so much: it shows the difficulties of adolescence in a different way, through the eyes of an unusual boy who seems older than he actually is and who has many talents and dreams, but fails at school.
We can see Wes Anderson’s attention to details, but it’s not so precise and obsessive like in its later films (which i love nonetheless); Rushmore’s shots are perfectly centered, yet they don’t give off the aesthetically pleasing vibes which characterise his films. And it’s good because you can still connect with the story, laugh, think, feel and admire the view, while later (ex. The Grand Budapest Hotel) you are almost overwhelmed by the view, which is so aesthetically pleasing.
I think that Rushmore established Wes Anderson’s style: amazing soundtrack, wonderful cast (Jason Schwartzman i’m looking at you😠❤️), entertaining story, a bit of surrealism, irony, loneliness and gorgeous shots.
I love you Wes💗💗💗