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Election (BLU-RAY)

Election

Movie
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On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Grade:
C+
Running Time: 
103 Minutes
BET YOU DIDN'T CARE

The apples on the tree in the back yard of Mrs. Novotony were tied onto the branches. (IMDb)

Election garnered a lot of buzz back in 1999.  A lot of that buzz was seemingly manufactured when it won "Best Movie" at the MTV Movie Awards, since this was an "MTV Film".  The movie tells the story of a high school election gone horribly wrong with deceipt, cheating and, well, cheating.

QUALITY:
Ok.  It's a bit grainy at times but there are moments where the clarity is very good.

BONUS FEATURES:
Commentary.

An odd choice for a catalog release, but Paramount is kind of making that a staple.  Reese Witherspoon jump started her career with a solid performance and a decidedly, and surprisingly, raunchy film that is NOT the teen movie you would expect.  The movie is a pretty strict "R" (not "Scarface" R, but still).  The quality is ok through most of it but, overall, it's not a very solid release.

Peter Oberth
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