I saw Election a long time ago, when I was young. I remember really enjoying just how dark and cynical it was, and still mainlined a fun, clever mood throughout. It’s the only film I’ve seen with Reese: she’s actually perfect for the role of that very unlikeable, very determined, creepily ambitious and far far far over HS trope to thinking of her future political career that I recognized in some people I went to HS with. And exactly why I don’t like Hillary’s phoney-ness because you’re right— this is Hillary as a HSer. And Reese's pug-face is at once harmlessly repugnant and admirably conniving. And Matthew knows all about playing the charming underdog, so for him to have met his match in Reese’s character with his character that just takes things a tad too personally, there’s a sweet irony in this that perfectly defines a reversal of fortune: Ferris grew up to be Mr. Rooney. Perfect casting.