Two and a half stars (R)
Reece Daniel Thompson
Quirky comedy obviously inspired by Rushmore and Election. This one, though, a story about a stuttering teen (Thompson) going for glory (and a girl) by joining the debate team, is more self-conscious and self-satisfied. The music choices — accordion ditties, Violent Femmes tunes and a spiffy cover of the theme from The Blob — made me smile more than the screenplay. 98 minutes. DVD INFO: Includes additional footage, a featurette and a music video.