Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.

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Amy Heckerling

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Amy Heckerling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Silverstone ... Cher
Stacey Dash ... Dionne
Brittany Murphy ... Tai
Paul Rudd ... Josh
Donald Faison ... Murray
Elisa Donovan ... Amber
Breckin Meyer ... Travis
Jeremy Sisto ... Elton
Dan Hedaya ... Mel Horowitz
Aida Linares Aida Linares ... Lucy
Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Wendell Hall
Twink Caplan ... Miss Toby Geist
Justin Walker ... Christian
Sabastian Rashidi Sabastian Rashidi ... Paroudasm
Herb Hall Herb Hall ... Principal
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Brittany Murphy and Breckin Meyer would later work together on King of the Hill (1997). They would voice the same character, Joseph Gribble. Brittany Murphy would voice him before he hit puberty and Breckin Meyer voices him after puberty. Brittany Murphy also voiced a character on that show named Luanne Platter who would sound like a Texan version of Tai Frasier. See more »

Goofs

Under the Teacher's Comments on Cher's report card Mr. Hall misspells the word "undisciplined" as "undiciplined". See more »

Quotes

Cher: I want to do something for humanity.
Josh: How about sterilization?
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Crazy Credits

Other than the Paramount Pictures logo and the movie's title, there are no opening credits. See more »

Connections

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Shake Some Action
By Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson (as Christopher Wilson)
Performed by Cracker
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Joyous and sparkling teen comedy
8 May 2005 | by CatscanflySee 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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Language:

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Release Date:

19 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Teenager See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,612,443, 23 July 1995

Gross USA:

$56,631,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,631,572
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (2002 Re-Release)| DTS (2002 Re-Release)| Dolby | SDDS (2002 Re-Release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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