My first Wes Anderson movie was The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was nothing like I’d ever watched. His style was totally different, he didn’t conform to the usual standards of Hollywood. And believe me, it was a great experience.
Rushmore is no different. Even though there is not enough material in the plot, the direction doesn’t let you feel that way throughout the movie. It remains witty, quirky and light. I think the biggest merit of the film is that it is different. It feels good to see these kind of movies every once in a while. Maybe I wouldn’t have liked it if all the movies made were of similar style but it is the uniqueness of the style that makes this movie (or Wes Anderson movies in general) refreshing.
I don’t think this movie is for everyone but I hope you like it 🙂