About the Film:
When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention. Written and directed by Wes Anderson.
Part of The Little's Party Like It's 1999 film series, inspired by "Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen," by Brian Raftery.
Note: Rushmore had a limited awards-qualifying run in December 1998, before opening wide in 1999.