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Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 July 1995 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cher
... Dionne
... Tai
... Josh
... Murray
... Amber
... Travis
... Elton
... Mel Horowitz
Aida Linares ... Lucy
... Mr. Wendell Hall
... Miss Toby Geist
... Christian
Sabastian Rashidi ... Paroudasm
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. Whatever. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,612,443, 23 July 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,631,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,700,000
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Trivia

This film spun off a television show and a series of books. See more »

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When Cher is choosing her clothes on her computer, her right hand is shown in the close-up. However, when the camera changes to focus on her, she is using her left hand. See more »

Quotes

[after taking her drivers test]
Cher: So, how did I do?
DMV Tester: How'd you do? Well, let's just see shall we? You can't park, you can't change lanes, you can't make right hand turns, you damaged private property and you almost killed someone. Off hand, I'd say you failed.
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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 Maneater: Part 1 (2009) See more »

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KIDS IN AMERICA
By Ricki Wilde and Marty Wilde
Performed by The Muffs
Produced by Rob Cavallo and The Muffs
The Muffs perform courtesy of Reprise Records
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Clever spin on Austen's story with good satire and performances
31 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is a popular ditz at her local high school in Beverly Hills. She's a spoiled, pampered little princess with all the right social connections and endless wealth. However she has yet to find a man in her life - all the Baldwins (as she and her clique of friends call guys they like) have been taken.

When Cher receives a foreign exchange student, she takes her under her wing and decides to try and find her a boyfriend - ironically without having her own yet. Predictability ensues.

I read "Emma" in early high school as I'm sure most kids did, and the movie puts a clever spin on the tale. Alicia Silverstone is surprisingly good in her role, perfectly playing a blond bombshell without a brain but a good heart - only Reese Witherspoon has done such a good job recently at portraying the west coast bimbos. (No offense to the west coast bimbos out there.) The movie's director, Amy Heckerling, has always been rather reliable on the whole and her direction is solid here - she could have turned "Clueless" into a crude, unfunny sex comedy with little wit or brains, but instead she takes a rather dubious idea for a film and transforms it into a well-made, well-acted, funny, inspired, lively, witty satire.

Much better than expected.


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