In this satirical comedy, a hotly contested high school election becomes a metaphor for the current state of American politics. Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) is a popular and well-respected instructor at George Washington Carver High School in Omaha, Nebraska, but lately he's been unhappy in both his personal and professional life, and his anxieties finally come to a head with the school's student elections. Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) is running for student body president, and she certainly seems like the sort of girl who would win a high school election -- she's pretty, popular and takes part in all the right extra-curricular activities. In fact, she seems so perfect she's running unopposed, which offends McAllister's sense of democracy (not to mention the fact he doesn't like her very much). So Jim intervenes and persuades Paul Metzler (Chris Klein) to run against Tracy. Paul is not terribly bright and is entirely unqualified to be student president, but as a star of the school's football team (before a leg injury sidelined him), he's popular enough to at least give Tracy a run for her money. Just as the race begins to heat up, a spanner is truly thrown into the works when Paul's sister, Tammy (Jessica Campbell) announces she's also running for office. Publicly, Tammy's platform is that the student elections are ultimately pointless and if she's elected, she'll eliminate them altogether. Privately, Tammy is out for revenge against her brother; it seems Tammy is experimenting with her sexuality, and a recent fling with a bisexual classmate named Lisa (Frankie Ingrassia) ended when Lisa dumped her to start going out with Paul. Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, Election was directed by Alexander Payne, who won enthusiastic reviews for his debut feature, Citizen Ruth; Payne also co-wrote the screenplay with Jim Taylor.~Mark Deming
Audio Commentary from 1999 featuring Payne
New interview with actor Reese Witherspoon
New, restored 4k digital transfer, supervised and approved by Director Alexander Payne, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
Omaha local-news report on the film's production
Plus. An essay by critic Dana Stevens
The Passion of Martin Payne's 1990 UCLA thesis film, with a new introduction by the Director
Trulnside: "Election," a 2016 documentary featuring on-set footage and interviews with cast and crew
Very funny and well written. The characters are excellent and believable.
Warning: if you're a teacher in real life, some parts of this movie may be triggering. If so, I'd suggest watching it over Fall Break or Winter Break, etc.
This movie depicts the journey of a young girl willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top despite her vicious manner in doing so. I feel we can all identify someone like this in our own professional or personal lives!
This review is from Election [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great movie for movie lovers.
It's a simple comedy that's well written and directed.