Rushmore Movie Poster
  • Released
  • February 5, 1999
  • R, 1 hr 33 min
  • Comedy
  • 298 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rushmore is a quirky 1998 comedy that was Academy Award-nominated director Wes Anderson's second feature (this one written with Owen Wilson). A 15-year-old who is both wise beyond his years and childishly selfish and annoying tries to negotiate school and the adult world. His odd maturity sets up an unrequited romantic obsession with a young teacher at his school, underscoring the notion that people who are not meant to be together can still be friends. Loyalty, betrayal, and the self-centered struggle to become an artist are all explored. Expect to hear "f--k," "s--t," and other such language, to hear references to sex acts, and to see underage drinking and smoking. A parent hits his teenage son sitting behind him in the back of a car. Max is punched and walks around with bloody gauze in his nostrils. Young boys throw rocks at Max in retaliation for his betrayal. Max tries to forcibly kiss Rosemary. She pushes him away, and he falls.

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