Clueless (1995)

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Clueless (1995)
  • Time: 97 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Director: Amy Heckerling
  • Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd

Storyline:

Cher is rich, pretty, blonde, popular and knows how to talk anyone into doing just about anything. When she can’t get a teacher to give her a better grade, she and her friend Dion match him up with another teacher to make him happier… and maybe a but laxer on his expectations. When a girl named Tai transfers to Cher’s school, she and Dion give her a makeover and attempt to find her a boyfriend. Cher soon realizes that she wants a boyfriend herself, but no one seems right. She goes through a spiritual makeover and realizes that there’s more to life than clothes and popularity before she finds the boy of her dreams.

One review

  • “Clueless” is one of the classic teen movies from the 1990s. It is feel-good, hilarious and witty.

    A majority of teen movies tend to involve exaggerated characters, grotesque behaviour and bland dialogues. Not this one.

    The lead female character, Cher, is spoilt, arrogant, manipulative, good-looking, fashion-obsessed and a daughter of a rich lawyer. Her attempts to help the others improve their personal lives are either motived by her selfish interests or are helpful distractions from her own loneliness, which is mainly a side-effect of her arrogance. Despite all that, her character is in fact very likable, simply because there is no real malice in anything that she does. Plus, she is a genuinely caring daughter. Even her needling jokes at the expense of her a couple of years’ older ex step-brother are in fact relatively benign reactions to his unjustifiably stereotypical opinion of her.

    The other characters are very entertaining and tend to end up looking a lot deeper than what a viewer might think of them when they are first introduced. This is actually quite a refreshing trait of this film.

    Anyway, what really sets this movie apart from much of the rest of the genre is an abundance of witty retorts. This is what makes you not feel like you can hardly wait for the predictable ending.

    In sum, “Clueless” is one of the very few movies from the teen comedy genre that I cannot fault.

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