Our Movie of the Day series is back this week for some of the best fall movie entries, which is fitting seeing as tomorrow is the official first day of autumn. First up is a rather timely one, with a mid-term election just around the corner, and it's a hilariously dark comedy that introduced us to Alexander Payne (still one of his best movies) and gave Reese Witherspoon one of her very best, most perfectly suited parts. Tracy Flick is the high maintenance "over-achieving" high school student from hell, who destroys the career of a teacher, causing Matthew Broderick as said teacher's best friend, to seek revenge upon her in any way he can, using the school's popular jock (Chris Klein) to do it. What follows is the messy politics of a student council election that ruins everyone involved, but it's so sharp, clever and uncompromising in its satire that it remains one of the best movies of the 1990's, even today. Check it out.
Original 1999 Trailer: