15 Times When You Just Need To Watch 'Rushmore'

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"Rushmore" is a very special movie. It's about not just growing up, but also the importance of carving out a space for oneself in the depressing reality of adulthood that follows. Just as Rushmore Academy had different significance for Max Fischer and Herman Blume, Wes Anderson's 1998 movie holds a unique importance for all of its fans. In honor of this film -- for which the wonderful Bill Murray was paid a mere $9,000 -- turning 15 years old, we bring you 15 instances when you just need to watch "Rushmore."

When you're in search of an obscure and quirky new hobby.

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When you're struggling to be anything but apathetic.

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When it feels like everything in your world is falling apart.

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When the object of your affection is just not that into you.

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When you're looking for a clever and innovative way to introduce yourself to potential friends and lovers.

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When you've recently caught someone spying at you from behind a tree and / or been spying on someone from behind a tree.

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When you've experienced extreme betrayal (especially one involving hand jobs).

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When you're about to execute an exceptional revenge sequence (preferably set to "A Quick One While He's Away").

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When your automatic response to everything is the middle finger.

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When you can't imagine better combination than cigarettes and whiskey.

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When you're feeling unabashedly ambitious ...

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... or confused about whether you have any ambitions at all.

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When you're attempting to save an ancient language.

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Or when you just want to delight in some clever puns.

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