By Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 16, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Frontrunners

B+
type
  • Movie
Genre

Sophisticated young people at one of New York City’s most prestigious, intellectually elite public high schools campaign to be elected student council president in Caroline Suh’s nice, tight, observant documentary Frontrunners. But this is no real-life comedy à la Election — more like a valuable, teen-scaled version of the presidential election that currently obsesses us. Suh gets out of the way of the candidates, with rewarding results. These politicians may be teens, but they grapple with constituencies, campaign strategies, and demands on their time with a spirit and seriousness of purpose suitable for the highest office in the land. B+

Frontrunners

type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • Unrated
runtime
  • 83 minutes
director
Studio
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