HOMEWORK: ELECTION (1999)

This one's been on my to-watch list for a long time. Currently streaming on Netflix!

jiml3
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It's a tossup between this and "Citizen Ruth" as Alexander Payne's best film. "Election" is just a tremendously great piece of filmmaking.

sethwrobel
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In case anyone is interested. A few years ago, the alternate ending was released. It's not that good. So happy it was re-shot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhezOPupmj4

ss7
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@hbr47 I would love that. I honestly don't know which I'd choose.

hbr47
hbr47
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If they do Johnnie To's Election, they should go for a versus episode that pits Election 1 vs. Election 2.

ss7
ss7
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@benh7 Can't wait to check it out this Sunday. I think it's the only Alexander Payne film I haven't seen. Maybe they'll consider To's film somewhere down the line.

benh7
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@SS7 I agree To's Election is a masterpiece but this film is also perfect. I really really love it so should be an interesting episode.

ss7
ss7
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I wish they were doing an episode on Johnnie To's ELECTION instead...

sjardimt
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Reece Witherspoon really was the perfect fit for the Tracy Flick role. I think we all knew that character when we were in high school and she got it spot on. I actually just started teaching high school this year and already much of this movie hits home. I think this is such an interesting choice, cant wait to hear the discussion.

marsellus_h
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If Tracy Flick and Paul Metzler were dating in the end, they would end up as the Clintons. Was I the only one who thought this while watching?

ian49
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It will make the second week in a row that a blonde who is quickly climbing the ladder of success will be viewed by a self-righteous intellectual figure as the personification of evil.

Unlike William Hurt's character though, Tracy Flick fits the bill perfectly.

hbr47
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I look forward to Amy's passionate defense of Tracy Flick due to her blonde hair.

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