Over his career Alexander Payne has become one of the most original comedic voices in American movies and ELECTION, his second feature, is the best example of his ability to unfold intelligent satire and human drama out of any situation.

His palette here is a Nebraska high school election where three candidates emerge; the overachieving, intelligent, but arrogant Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon), everyone’s favorite jock Paul Metzler (Chris Klein) and his rebellious sister Tammy (Jessica Campbell), and one adult; the school's quaint government teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick).
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