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By / 06.30.09

The Assassination of a High School President is a kitschy little indie film that everyone seemed to love (though it should be noted that a couple of those quotes come from professional sycophants), a film noir-meets-John Hughes high school movie.  Whether it gets a release or goes straight to DVD is still up in the air depending on the distributor’s bankruptcy status.

Forget it, Jake. It’s…high school. With its noir roots, this stylish dark comedy pays homage to Roman Polanski’s CHINATOWN. Reece Thompson (ROCKET SCIENCE) stars as a school newspaper writer who… Forget it, Jake. It’s…high school. With its noir roots, this stylish dark comedy pays homage to Roman Polanski’s CHINATOWN. Reece Thompson (ROCKET SCIENCE) stars as a school newspaper writer who uncovers a conspiracy that is rampant among the students and teachers. Mischa Barton (THE O.C.) plays the young femme fatale, while Bruce Willis is an unhinged principal. [RottenTomatoes]

Judging by the reviews they quote, I guess it’s supposed to be funny, but I wasn’t getting that from the trailer.  Plus, there’s a big (*RECORD SCRATCH*) at the 30-second mark, and record scratches are always a bad sign.  Movie trailers are like white people music in that regard.

ALSO: Just noticed this – is it just me, or is that the music from the Cialis commercial in the beginning of the trailer?


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TAGSASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENTCIALIShigh schoolmischa barton

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