Sean Howe
January 14, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Frontrunners

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
83 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/15/08
director
Caroline Suh
distributor
Oscilloscope Pictures
genre
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Already going through political-coverage withdrawal? In Frontrunners the high-stakes campaign for Student Union President at NYC’s hyper-competitive Stuyvesant High School comes complete with a fierce bid for the student-paper endorsement and a dedicated teen pundit who comments from the sidelines. It’s the blast of full-force gawkiness, ?so recognizable from high school (and so rarely ? allowed to remain intact in high school docs), that finally earns our vote. EXTRAS The since-graduated candidates provide surprisingly sober commentary on their slightly younger selves. B+

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