Clueless

Clueless

DVD - 2005
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The most popular girl in school, who can give awesome fashion makeovers, discovers that when it comes to love she knows absolutely nothing.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Hollywood : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005]
Copyright Date: ℗2005
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Cluel
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : digital,sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French with Spanish subtitles.

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I was totally buggin' when I found out Amy Heckerling's 1995 film is based on Jane Austen's Emma.

Dress: $100
Purse: $200
Shoes: $300
Love: Clueless


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iloveseaotters
Jul 13, 2020

The first time I saw this movie was in 1996 on my honeymoon. At the time I had no interest in seeing it, but I loved it and I soon ended up buying the DVD and watching it a hundred times over with my husband. We both loved it, which was rare for us to like the same thing. The cast is great and it's fun to see how many of them have gone on to success, most likely because of this movie.
It does have some swearing and some references to sex, but the smart dialogue and hilariuos moments seem to overshadow that. It has a great soundtrack and for a movie that's loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma, it even has a good message. You just have to search for it.
When I first saw this I'd been out of high school for ten years but the movie does a great job portraying high school life.
Definitely recommended and dare I say that it ranks up there with the John Hughes classics?

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djil
Apr 10, 2020

The most quotable and consistently hilarious teen film ever. I consider this to be a comfort film from my childhood that truly nails the witty teen satire without trying too hard.

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Barbdesign
Feb 09, 2019

Delightful, clever current day "Emma". I'll be watching this again soon.

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4536o
Jan 03, 2019

Completely enjoyable on its face -- carried by a confident, spirited performance by Alicia Silverstone. But that's only a part of the appeal. Jane Austen fans will recognize a brilliant retelling of her 1815 novel, Emma. Rather than a more direct restatement, like From Prada to Nada (nee Sense and Sensibility), Clueless is much more imaginative and sophisticated in re-characterizing from the original to this film. And as Roger Ebert observed, its now-iconic teen dialogue -- "As If!" -- should be anthologized. All in all, a genius achievement by director/writer Amy Heckerling.

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miyoch
Jul 12, 2018

One of the best chick flicks. Clean and fun,

LoganLib_Ashlee Jun 04, 2018

A classic 90s film to watch over and over.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 08, 2018

A classic 90s movie, while some of the references and style definitely date the movie, my 13 year old absolutely loved it so it still holds up!

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reginator_22
Jan 21, 2018

One of the funniest teen films!

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ksharpe_0
Dec 13, 2017

Just ordered this and looking forward to watching it since I read it is based on Jane Austen's "Emma." Paula Byrne in her new book, "The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of the Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood," says it is a great adaptation of the novel, and an homage to "Emma." Byrne says, "The plot and the characters are faithfully preserved... It works brilliantly in its own right." Since Byrne's review of some of the dialogue made me laugh out loud, I knew it was time to see this film.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 02, 2017

The movie 'Clueless' is a romantic comedy about a 16 year old girl named Cher. Cher is rich, pretty, blonde, popular, and knows how to talk anyone into doing anything. When a girl named Gia moves to Cher’s school, she and her best friend give her a makeover and attempt to find her a boyfriend. During this, Cher realizes there’s more to life then clothes and popularity. I think that this movie was very well made! I love the character development throughout the whole story. Cher started off as a very cold and rude teenager, but transforms into a warm and caring person. I also like how Cher realizes that she doesn't need all of her luxuries to be happy. Even though this movie was made in 1995, it is still relevant today. I would recommend this movie to anyone over then age of 13 and give it a 4/5. @GymGirl of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Clueless, a movie directed by Amy Heckerling, is about a wealthy teenage girl named Cher and her navigating throughout high school as one of the popular girls. I cannot express how much I love this movie and the amount of times I’ve watched this movie is uncountable. There are so many things to love about Clueless and all the characters. To start off, the fashion in this movie is impeccable. Lots of the clothes in the movie are by designers’ brands and are the cutest colours, patterns, designs, and more. Next, I loved all the subplots in this movie. Every single one was different from one another and always kept me watching and I didn’t find myself getting bored at all. Finally, all the roles in this movie are perfect. Alicia Silverstone does an awesome job portraying the ditzy, wholehearted Cher. Stacey Dash does a great job portraying the spunky and sassy Dionne. Brittany Murphy does a good job of portraying new girl, Tai. Overall, I would totally recommend Clueless. I give the movie a 5/5. @CreativityReader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library.

This movie is a classic from the 90’s that is adored by many. Rich kid Cher has the best intentions at heart, however that is not what is always portrayed. After her estranged ex step brother, Josh, challenges her to do something nice for someone else for once, Cher accepts and tries to transform new girl Tai from burnout to socialite. Over the course of this movie, you take a blast to the past and relive what it was like to be a teenager in the 90’s and experiencing all kinds of new things. This movie is funny, charming, and eccentric all in one. I would rate it 4/5 stars and recommend it to those with a posh personality themselves and the mood to laugh.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Teen socialite Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hill high school's social rank and determined to do good and serve the public, whether or not it is in fact helping. After successfully setting two teachers up as her way of raising her mark, she decides to embark on the challenge of giving the new quirky student Tai, a makeover. After Tai becomes more popular than Cher, however, she begins to realize that perhaps her older ex-stepbrother was right about her. This then causes Cher to reevaluate herself and what is important to her. This movie transforms a stereotype into a classic and examines the lives of pretty popular kids in a way not usually represented. 
- @Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Sex related dialogue.

bookgeek101 Jan 28, 2013

Sexual Content: They talk about virginity throughout the movie. Main girl trying to get a guy to sleep with her, and other things. Most of it is just to add to the movie and make it funnier.

bookgeek101 Jan 28, 2013

Coarse Language: In a high school. Words aren't necesarily swears.

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reginator_22
Jan 21, 2018

Cher: If it's a concussion, you have to keep her conscious, okay? Ask her questions.

Elton: What's seven times seven?

Cher: Stuff she knows.

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DollyWannaCracker
Jun 28, 2014

Mel to Christian: If you hurt my daughter, I have a 45 and a shovel. I doubt anyone would miss you.

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