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10 years of Flick Filosopher: Ferris Bueller gets his metaphysical ass kicked

Generational politics as it is reflected in film has always been a subject that’s interested me. From my review of Election:

What makes McAllister as much an Xer as Ferris was is this: He can’t stomach the thought that perky senior Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon, from Pleasantville) is running unopposed for class president of Carver High. Millennial Tracy is, in diametric opposition to the image of Xer as slacker, the school’s most gung-ho student: she’s on the yearbook staff, she’s a member of the student council, she’s pictured in the yearbook with more clubs than anyone else. And, according to jock superstar Paul Metzler (Chris Klein), she’s “super nice.”

Save Ferris!

review of Election, posted 04.26.99

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