Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Is there a problem here?
Clueless follows the misadventures of meddlesome Beverly Hills high schooler Cher, who gets more than she bargained for when she gives a fashion-challenged student a makeover.
Yep. Love it still.
This is a fantastic transfer of one medium to another. Based on Austen's Emma, Clueless manages to capture within it the very essence of the novel, without trying to faithfully adapt it.
It's all about the meddler who does so because she tries to ignore her own life and who, when push comes to shove, has her eyes opened to what is in front of her. It is one if the few novels written by Austen I actually enjoyed, mainly because the protagonist was refreshingly different.
In Clueless the lovely Alicia Silverstone updates Emma to a more modern version and is surrounded by a great cast, all given fantastic…
"Until mankind is peaceful enough not to have violence on the news, there's no point in taking it out of shows that need it for entertainment value."
4 stars... yup... suck it. Maybe you need to have been a teenager in the 90s to get this movie, I'm not sure. Don't care.
No one has ever looked as good on screen as Alicia Silverstone in Clueless.
And that's real.
A film that will always put me in a brilliant mood, I just never remember why.
Jane Austen's Emma by way of 90s materialistic teenagers. I still love it.
Made me feel better after the last film I watched too.
I hadn't seen this in several years, and immensely enjoyed revisiting it today. It's a near-perfect teen comedy, featuring extremely sharp writing and direction from FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH director Amy Heckerling and an outstanding ensemble cast. Of course, Alicia Silverstone (in the role that would make and, in some ways, break her career) is excellent out front, but Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, a long-before-famous Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Dan Hedaya, Wallace Shawn, and Breckin Meyer are enormously appealing as well. Murphy, in particular, is adorable and one can't help but be a little sad knowing of her untimely passing in 2009.
Plus, wow, is this movie ever the '90s in a nutshell. Truly a zeitgeist work in every way, right down to the soundtrack (No Doubt, the Cranberries, Radiohead, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Luscious Jackson, Smoking Popes AND Coolio in the same movie!)
Learned: It ok to get it on with your brother if you are rich.
Quite unfairly, I had judged Clueless before watching it and was therefore preparing myself to suffer through a movie I did not think I would particularly like. I will admit I was a little wrong. Of course, it's not exactly great or anything really special, but it is a watchable film that I did find myself rather enjoying in places. Helped immensely by an awesome soundtrack, I also quite liked seeing more than a few now very recognisable faces. There's an interesting depiction of American high schools here that isn't completely ruled by clearly defined cliques, and although I couldn't exactly relate to the main characters I did appreciate the performances. A special mention has to go to Wallace Shawn - it was a real unexpected treat seeing him show up. I'm not exactly sure if Clueless did a good job of capturing the zeitgeist, but it surely helped pave the way for some better teen comedies of the '90s.
I know many people hate this movie because it's "too girly", but I definitely think there's something more in it than just a pink chick-flick.
It's a movie that perfectly represents the 90s. The references, the music and the style. It was all 90s. You could feel it. That is what makes it so special.
Also, it's evident this is an influence for girly teen films today.
Besides, it's a quite enjoyable flick!
So I watched this.
I think I liked it.
Mildly amusing at best.
(Yeah, shut up Fuzz, ya dingus)
I actually enjoyed this a lot. Such a blast of 90's nostalgia from the giant phones to the horrid fashion. For anyone that saw it as a kid, a rewatch will blow your mind.
Extremely refreshing to see a chick flick where priviliged, popular white teenagers aren't vilified.
Paul Rudd is a goofball and I don't know why I really wanted to watch this.
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When viewing Clueless, one of the most odd and compelling aspects about the film is the fact that it’s a movie and not a television show. It’s story, if broken up, is really just four or five episodes of a TV show, and on their own each would work perfectly fine. That makes it all the more interesting to see that it was turned into a TV series only a year after its release, yet rarely remembered and talked about in comparison to the film.
If anything, it seems like Clueless would have worked just as well as a quick six episode season much like many UK shows simply by the way it wraps all of…
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