The dazzling sophomore film from Wes Anderson is equal parts coming-of-age story, French New Wave homage, and screwball comedy. Tenth grader Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is Rushmore Academy’s most extracurricular student—and its least scholarly. He faces expulsion and enters into unlikely friendships with both a lovely first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) and a melancholy self-made millionaire (Bill Murray, in an award-winning performance). Set to a soundtrack of classic British Invasion tunes,Rushmoredefies categorization, capturing the pain and exuberance of adolescence with wit, emotional depth, and cinematic panache.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New digital transfer of the director’s cut, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring Anderson, cowriter Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman
The Making of “Rushmore,”an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson
Max Fischer Players Present,theatrical “adaptations” ofArmageddon, Out of Sight,andThe Truman Show,staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards
Episode ofThe Charlie Rose Showfeaturing Wes Anderson and actor Bill Murray
Anderson’s hand-drawn storyboards, plus a film-to-storyboard comparison