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Official Direct Thread: RushmoreHey boys , I previously posted as tebster but I’m back fresh with a new screenname.
Rushmore, a film that could be easily mistaken for just a fun toned coming of age film, But I believe it’s also an argumentive commentary on the idea of coming of age.yes like most coming of age films , our main character wants nothing more than to skip forward in life and grow up, without putting the work in. his attitude and swagger boasts constantly of being a mature adult despite his actual age, but the he constantly lies about his action and history to try and achieve the benefits of that maturity. This Shows he isn’t actually confident in any of his boasts,But we also have “hemin” (bill Murry) who is an adult. He has all the things that max says he wants, but suffers from severe disappointment.disappointment of how things turned out in his lifewhich intern led to disappointment in his wifeAnd his kidsThis disappointment caused him to cheat on his wife and eventually have a feuding rivalry with a child “max” for a chunk of the film. Showing his immaturity,in contrast of the 2 ,Rushmore examines a character that wants to be grow up but isnt and his grown up friend/mentor that never grew up, but mealy pretended too.oliva Williams character rosemary summed it up well, when she said to max “you two deserve each other, you are both children”anyways those are my quick surface level thoughts.keep up the great work and God bless