Only Wes Anderson’s second film, this film illustrates the eccentricity of a 15 year old boy with “big” dreams. Jason Swartzman plays Max Fischer, prep school student who is addicted to being the king of extra curriculars but not so much academic grades. When he gets put on academic probation, he bonds with a detached, wealthy industrialist (Bill Murray). But when they both become infatuated with a teacher at Max’s school, Max does everything in his power to win her heart. What I love about this film is that Anderson doesn’t do anything to make you sympathize with Max. I thought he was an arrogant prick at the beginning of the movie and that hatred was still there by the end of it.