Because of the anti-democratic behaviour of the character "Tammy", the movie might be a good example for pro-democratic class-room based education. Tammy seems to be an unhappy teenager, who is unsatisfied with the electoral system as a rotten and elite favouring system useless to people like her. Interestingly, her enthusiastic speech as a candidate directed against the system earns a huge applause. But while the scene is quite charming, it inhabits another truth about anti-democratic feelings, which is not automatically recognized by the audience: That is, that obviously an improper understanding of democracy leads to anti-democratic feelin
A witty, well-scripted comedy based on solid characterization. The plot twists are fresh and original. Another fine performace by Witherspoon. An `A-` overall, could have been an `A` if not for a few kinks in directing. Not recommended for younger viewers.
Reese Witherspoon was great!
Overrated. Tries to be too quirky and it leads to long stretches of boredom
Election was one of the best movies I have seen. It didn`t have much publicity but it was very good and insightful
Running Time: 103 min.
April 23, 1999
based on 64 votes and 5 reviews
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Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein