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Probably of more interest to adults than to teens.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byRainy Day October 21, 2010
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15
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Rushmore

"Rushmore" is a quirky, indie gem of a movie, written and directed by nice-guy director Wes Anderson. The movie centers around a nerdy high-school playwright named Max Fischer who swears, lies, and manipulates others to fulfill his various ends, but at heart he's an honest kid who's been deeply affected by his mother's death and the way the world treats him. The film has its own handmade aesthetic, treating audiences to the full dosage of Wes Anderson's trademark style. Though the movie is undoubtedly an acquired comedic taste, it has a moving undertone and plenty of inappropriate sight gags to laugh at in its scant running time. (There are numerous instances of strong language-- f-words and the like. As well, some sex acts are mentioned briefly in dialogue, though not often enough to label the picture a "sex comedy." In short, this is a coming-of-age tale that rewards audiences and stimulates discussion moments after the slow-motion credits. Go see it.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Parent Written byTrish Barnes June 26, 2012
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13
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Rushmore is tender-hearted, even though the kids swear

This is a strange little movie with a lot of soul. I like that Wes Anderson gives young people -- kids included -- fuller characterizations than most filmmakers do. The positive message is forgiveness between friends, and it's reinforced a few times in the movie. The positive role model is Max Fischer's father, who is completely supportive and accepting of Max no matter what. Max himself is a positive role model, because he shares his talents unselfconsciously with those around him. He is creative, courageous and involved. We get to see the inner motivations of several characters, their vulnerabilities and their dreams. There is an awkward moment of truth between Max and Miss Cross -- well, a few awkward moments -- but they are instructive. This movie has a lot of compassion for its characters, and no one gets humiliated or hurt in a cheap way. The reckless behavior is so outlandish, so 'designed', that it's not the sort to be copied by teens.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bysterlingandsammy January 30, 2015
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16
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Fantastic Movie! earns its R rating through the F word

I loved this movie and I'm very happy I watched it. I felt that it was inspiring, interesting, and creative. The only reason this movie is rated R is because of the F word. There is childish mention of hand jobs (in a very school boyish, forest gump, kinda way) and at the end of the movie theres a flash of photographs of naked women from a magazine, and it pans out. You definitely can see them clearly but only for about 2 seconds. The F word is used around 10 times, again in a school boyish kind of way, only once is it said in a serious, vulgar way and its by a teacher. I hope this helps! Thanks!
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byRedfire July 10, 2014
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9
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Really Powerful Movie

This movie is a GREAT family movie! Some of the conversations, such as hand job is used quite a bit, will go over young kids heads. Max is a good role model because he works hard to found clubs that he likes. Positive messages include working hard and helping others. Language can be a little intense, f word used three or four times, sometimes its hard to make out. My suggested MPAA rating: Language including sexual references and brief nudity
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Educator Written byHenley Admin March 25, 2014
AGE
17
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After research and recall, NOT with my Teenagers

I love this movie, but haven't watched it in a long time. Recently, I was going to watch it with them, but after checking this site and general recall, why put my self through that discomfort. Thanks CSM
Kid, 12 years old March 16, 2013
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12
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rushmore

Rushmore is rated R but mainly because of language and sexual references most kids who have seen it probably didn't like it or kids who have never seen it don't have any interest in it
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 15 year old Written bylaxmonkey September 11, 2010
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

worth the watching

love it.... wes anderson is brilliant in his construction of characters and a genius at filming a movie that makes you think
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bybubbo April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Quirky, amusing, and entertaining. An all-around good comedy! I'd say that it barely earns its R-rating, there's a couple of f-words and some sexual references, but that's it.