Assassination of a High School President clips online
There are some clips online for Assassination of a High School President showing Bruce Willis in action as the military head of the school, and Reece Thompson as the lead character, Bobby Funke alongside fellow school mate Mischa Barton.
They do look good, and there are some genuinely laugh out loud moments, however there's also some poor moments and flatly delivered lines from Barton.
I'm really not sure about this and it does hint strongly towards Brick (Filmstalker review) which was an excellent film and well deserving of copies, however because it's so niche I wonder if imitation will really work for the films or if they have to find their own style and voice.
Mind you, to be fair this connection comes through only two of the five clips that are sitting over at Collider [Flash].
Assassination of a High School President sees Thompson trying to become a member of the much sought after summer journalism program, however his social standing and skills are severely lacking and when the SAT tests are stolen he realises this is his story and one that he pursues with vigour.
Word from the Sundance screenings is that this is a very strong film with great performances. I'll have to bow to those words and say that perhaps these clips taken out of context just don't do it justice.