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American satire rarely comes more winning than ELECTION, an exuberantly caustic comedy that shows the symbiotic relationship between political go-get-'em-ism and moral backsliding. That's hardly a new theme, but the director, Alexander Payne, has a Preston Sturges-like gift for going against the grain of his own cynicism, so that the movie fairly drips with irony without ever losing its raffish energy or its sense of wonder. It feels miraculously fresh.
David Edelstein, slate.com, 25 Apirl 1999

Filmmakers Live with director Alexander Payne

tags: Society, Youth/Coming of Age, Comedy, Feature film

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Mark Harelik


Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Original Material: Tom Perrotta

Director of Photography: James Glennon

Film Editor: Kevin Tent

Composer: Rolfe Kent

Production Designer: Jane Ann Stewart

Costume Design: Wendy Chuck

Sound: Eric Flickinger, Drew Webster

Producer: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, David Gale, Keith Samples

Production Company: Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films

Co-Producer: Jim Burke, Jacobus Rose

Distributor: Paramount Pictures Germany GmbH

Director: Alexander Payne