Paramount/MTV/Bonafide (Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, David
Gale & Keith Samples)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: Alexander Payne & Jim
Wilson [based on the novel by Tom Perrotta]
DP: James Glennon
Ed: Kevin Tent
Mus: Rolfe Kent
Matthew Broderick (Jim McAllister), Reese
Witherspoon (Tracy Flick), Chris Klein (Paul Metzler), Jessica Campbell (Tammy Metzler), Mark Harelik (Dave Novotny), Phil Reeves (Walt Hendricks), Molly Hagan (Diane McAllister),
Delaney Driscoll (Linda Novotny), Colleen Camp (Judith Flick)
A witty and inventive satire, relocating the political
chicanery and power struggles of an election campaign to the corridors of an American high school.
Reese Witherspoon plays prissy prefect Tracy Flick, front
runner for the job of president for the school government. Her main competition comes from Mr. McAlistair, a teacher with a grudge, convinced that Tracy's seduction of a former teacher and
close friend led to his dismissal from the high school.
As McAlistair, Matthew Broderick delivers one of his most
mature screen performances, a far cry from the days of Ferris Bueller, but the star of the picture is Reese Witherspoon as the cloying, manipulative and ambitious candidate, so blinkered by
success that she pays no attention to how her actions affect others.