Rushmore
1998
****
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

Max Fischer is a clever and resourceful prep-school student who is involved in every imaginable extra-curricular activity at the expense of his academic performance. Now he falls in love with a school teacher and befriends a local tycoon, and makes the mistake of introducing the two to each other. This very quirky, original and disarming comedy is reminiscent of The Graduate, not only because of its themes but because of its dated feel and wonderful oldies soundtrack. Great performances all around.