Clueless (1995)

The definitive Jane Austen Remake. High School Movie royalty.

Regan Humphrey

After successfully matching making two of her teachers, Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) and best friend Dione (Stacey Dash) adopt Tai (Brittany Murphy), a clueless new student, as their next goodwill project. Matchmaking Tai doesn’t go as smoothly as Cher would like, especially when Tai falls for the object of Cher’s affection—Josh (Paul Rudd), her law-bound ex-step brother.

REF SCORE: 47%

Soundtrack: 30%
Story: 50%
Writing: 100%
Diversity: 80%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PRESENT — 10%
Gender Bias: PRESENT — 30%
Homophobia: ADDRESSED — 50%

SUMMARY
In this update of Jane Austen’s Emma, Beverly Hills is the backdrop for a wealthy socialite’s well-intentioned mischief. Alicia Silverstone gives a glowing performance as the naive, good-natured, but vapid, and shallow Cher, out to bring love to those who do and don’t ask for it.

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