A Barber's Son

Max Fischer has found the secret to happiness: "I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore." And go to Rushmore he does. In the appropriately titled Rushmore, Fischer attends the hell out of his beloved academy, until a series of mishaps involving unrequited love, a beautiful widow, a restless alumnus and an intrusive $8 million aquarium leads to his tragic downfall. As in his other films, Wes Anderson creates in Rushmore a unique world full of strange, dark creatures that one can't help but love. Fischer (a role brilliantly filled by Jason Schwartzman) is the on-screen embodiment of your 10th-grade mixed-tape collection (if it read more books). And as Max's ally-turned-nemesis, Herman Blume, Bill Murray re-launched his sleeping acting career to become America's funniest and most beloved dissatisfied middle-aged character. (In your face, Kevin Spacey!) Add Rushmore to your list of things to do: midnight Friday and Saturday at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers Lane. Tickets are $8.50. Call 214-764-9106 or visit landmarktheatres.com.
Fri., Jan. 26; Sat., Jan. 27
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Darci Ratliff