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Rotten Tomatoes : 92%


Nominated For/Won Awards   1999   3.5★ 103 mins Comedies Rated: R RT: 92%     starting 01-May-2015


Unknown Winner: Best Feature in 2000
Unknown Winner: Best Director for Alexander Payne in 2000
Unknown Nominee: Best Writing Adapted Screenplay in 2000
Unknown Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) in 2000
Unknown Nominee: Best Female Lead for Reese Witherspoon in 2000

Critics Consensus

Election successfully combines dark humor and intelligent writing in this very witty and enjoyable film.


Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) appears to have the election for student council president sewn up until one of her teachers, Mr. McAllister (Matthew Broderick), rounds up a worthy opponent: a popular and naïve varsity football player (Chris Klein) whose knee injury has him sidelined for the season. Tracy is desperate to win the race at any cost. But Mr. McAllister is just as determined to see Tracy -- a textbook overachiever -- soundly defeated.

Directed By

Alexander Payne
Cached at Wednesday, 19-Sep-2012 10:51:44 PM Pacific Time