When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.
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
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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 »
In the scene where Cher is "negotiating" with her teacher (Mr Hall) to get her grade raised, which he'll have no part of, he escorts her to and out the classroom door. The door is swung open out into the hallway, and he pulls it closed. In the next scene Cher is in the hallway with her back against the now closed door, but there are no hinges to her left. They would have to be there if the door opened outward from the classroom to the hall. This door opens inward. See more »
[she side-swipes a parked car]
Oh! Should I write them a note?
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Other than the Paramount Pictures logo and the movie's title, there are no opening credits. See more »
A refreshing change from the John Hughes/"Breakfast Club" generation
A silky-smooth, vanilla-coated pleasure about matchmaking in modern-day high school. Far from the insufferable smugness of all those '80s teen-flicks, "Clueless" is bright--in both senses of the word--clever, funny, fanciful and yet grounded in reality (a rich one). Alicia Silverstone is adorable, but the supporting cast is affable and seemingly carefully-picked (they all get their share of funny lines and star-making scenes, particularly Dan Hedaya, superb as Silverstone's father). Seems more inspired by Jane Austen's "Emma" than based upon it, with a few mean-spirited lines but plenty of lightly innocent laugh-getters. *** from ****
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