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PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 July 1995 (USA)
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

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Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life. Written by Michael Kaminsky <kaminsky@ucsee.eecs.berkeley.edu>

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Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Is there a problem here? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and some teen use of alcohol and drugs | See all certifications »

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19 July 1995 (USA)  »

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I Was a Teenage Teenager  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$56,631,572 (USA)
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Trivia

Plot, Characters, Themes and Values are all based on Jane Austen's novel [Emma]. Amy Heckerling was asked by Paramount to write a film for teenagers, and she instantly remembered the novel she read as a teenager. See more »

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When Cher and Donnie are first walking through their school, six extras wearing white overalls and black shorts walking towards them are nowhere to be seen after the camera focuses back on Cher and Donnie. See more »

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Josh: Wow, you're fillin' out there.
Cher: Wow, your face is catching up with your mouth.
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Other than the Paramount Pictures logo and the movie's title, there are no opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Hangs with the Cool Kids (2005) See more »

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MY IRON LUNG
By Thom Yorke (as Thomas Yorke) & Ed O'Brien
Performed by Radiohead
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Joyous and sparkling teen comedy
8 May 2005 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This movie is way above so many of the others of its' kind. It's consumately likable, funny, sweet and sharp- the script is a killer, and the acting is fun and enjoyable.

Part of the success of the film is due to the fact that it appeals to several different audiences, and on multiple levels.

I first watched this movie with my mom, who loved the link it has to Jane Austen's Emma- all the main characters and the plot are direct modern equivalents to the novel. For instance, the famous passage in Emma inwhich Harriet burns all her "mementos" of Mr. Elton becomes the scene where Tai does so infront of Cher's gasfire. From this perspective alone, the movie is so fun and sharp to watch- even if your forte isn't usually American Teen High School comedy!

But this movie works on a really dumbed down scale too- let's face it, not everyone is big on English literature. The movie has an awesome soundtrack, Paul Rudd is unbelievably cute as "Mr Knightly" or rather Josh- and my boyfriend leads me to believe that the same is true of Alicia Silverstone- who still sparkles 10 years later as a mid-nineties teen queen with good intentions, Cher. Her performance here is impossible not to warm too, unless you have some sort of grudge against Valley girls, inwhich case you might not like it so much. Seriously though, this film is a must see for anyone who likes some real quality comedy- I'm so fond of this film personally that I would suspect basically everyone would enjoy it.


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