Tracy Flick is an obnoxious overachiever hated by popular teacher Mr McAllister, after she got his best friend fired. When she appears a shoo-in for student council president, he does everything he can to stop her winning…
Too bitter to be a big success, this second feature from Payne (following Citizen Ruth) is still an excellent movie, funny and painful, with a perfectly-turned punchline and a black humour that foreshadowed his Oscar successes About Schmidt and Sideways.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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