Clueless
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Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after "great singers of the past that now do infomercials," are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help those less… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

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"There's such a gaping discontinuity between her physical beauty and her vacant, gum-snapping personality that she's like a walking advertisement for everything that's right and wrong with America."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Though this drifts at times as storytelling, it's mainly lightweight but personable fun."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Its goal is humble: to walk the line between bubblegum pop that indulges trends, and a halfhearted critique of shallowness. I don't think this is what feminists mean by "having it all"..."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A gag-inducing Four Loko misfire."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"...although the movie isn't quite the classic it's been made out to be, it's a mindlessly diverting way to kill 97 minutes."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The summer's most compelling movie about teenagers."
‑ John Leland, Newsweek
"Silverstone makes Cher's insularity appealingly innocent (even in the midst of crisis, she can't resist checking out the latest fashion lines), and an attempted seduction scene is sweetly hopeless."
‑ , Time Out
"offers some of the best humor, entertainment, and social insight the teen comedy genre has to offer"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"The most surprising thing about Clueless, given how enthusiastically it indicts its characters and their universe, is how much fun it is."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Smug and self-loathing."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A fresh, disarmingly bright and at times explosively funny comedy well worth a trip to the mall, even if it eventually runs out of gas."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"While Miss Silverstone guides Cher through the witty costume changes that serve as character development, she's backed up by a solid supporting cast."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"'Clueless' is a sweet, comical, satiric, knowing film, and it's anything but clueless."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Clueless is a happy bubble, and Alicia Silverstone comes into her own as a confident young comedienne."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The movie's simple yet spot-on characters and performances make the laughs timeless, no matter how firmly the film is set in 1995."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
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