'Election' (1999) starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon.
I'm not sure how I've previously missed this film as Reese Witherspoon is one of my favourite modern actresses and she's in great form in this clever comedy playing Tracy Flick a preppy, swatty overachiever determined to win her high-school's election to become student body president. Matthew Broderick plays a teacher who intervenes when it appears that Tracy Flick will win unopposed by convincing a dim but popular high-school jock to campaign. There are some lovely spin-off character plotlines weaving around but overall this is quite watchable but far from a classic. BTW cover Grandma and the budgie as the C-word gets an unexpected singular outing. Now on BBC iPlayer. 6/10.
Reese Witherspoon hmm. Her nice un affected girl image was tarnished some what some time ago when she was pulled up for speeding I think it was and she delcared to the the cop " Dont you know who I am? " They are all the same once they become a celeb?