CLUELESS 1995

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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.

Starring:
Wallace Shawn, Paul Rudd
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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CLUELESS

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Product Details

Genres Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Amy Heckerling
Starring Wallace Shawn, Paul Rudd
Supporting actors Brittany Murphy, Elisa Donovan, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Walker, Donald Faison, Twink Caplan, Dan Hedaya, Julie Brown, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Stacey Dash
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Luce on 19 Oct 2009
Format: DVD
I was a teenager when I first watched Clueless on VHS and at 27, I still love it. You might not think that a film about a rich teenage girl living in California sounds like a classic, but I assure you, you're wrong. This film is simply one of a kind. No film has been made since Clueless that even comes close to it. It is loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma, a premise that you might think sounds bizarre in an American film set in Beverly Hills High, but it actually works quite well. Alicia Silverstone is 15 year-old Cher, a girl who thinks she knows everything. She successfully plays matchmaker to two lonely teachers, while kindly takes new girl Tai (Brittany Murphy) under her wing and gives her a makeover while attempting to set her up with one of her friends, Elton, who has a thing for Cher himself. Then there's her relationship with Josh who is about as different from her as can be, and her best friend Dionne, who constantly has guy drama in her life. Somehow, this film doesn't look dated in spite of the passing of time since it was first released, though of course some of the fashion has. But in a weird way, it sort of works.
What makes Clueless stand out has a lot to do with the wonderful characters and of course the script. It's much smarter than most films aimed at 'young' audiences today but it doesn't try to be. Clueless makes me feel safe. It's a world of sunshine, palm trees, shopping sprees and friendships in which nothing bad really happens. Watch it, escape and enjoy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By hillbank68 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Feb 2007
Format: DVD
'Clueless' is an adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Emma', transferred to an American high school. It is beautifully scripted and directed (by Amy Heckerling), and all the main elements in the book are very naturally and convincingly paralleled. There's a first-rate central performance from Alicia Silverstone as Cher, the well-meaning but naive and managing Emma equivalent with Paul Rudd a good foil to her in the Knightley role. Special mention for Dan Hedaya as Cher's Dad, a high-powered lawyer putting in a lugubrious but in the end kindly portrayal. But the whole cast are good and there's some very nice ensemble playing. It's something of a feel-good film - nothing wrong with that - but genuinely witty and fresh. Very enjoyable, well worth seeing.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jun 2008
Format: DVD
I can't get enough of Clueless, despite recently being told I shouldn't like it because it's a "girl film". It's right at the top of the teen movie pile alongside Dazed And Confused and The Breakfast Club. What little story there is (courtesy of Jane Austen) is padded out with great dialogue (the film has an exceptionally high rate of gags), hilarious characters and plenty to identify with, if you live in California in the nineties and are rich. That cheap criticism aside, seriously, the film's classic, a really rewatchable comedy, so if it's 4 or so, definitely pick the DVD up.

Ah, the DVD. 10th Anniversary or thereabouts equals new interviews are retrospective featurettes on everything from casting to vocabulary (much maligned since, remarkably fresh at the time) with input from all the key players except for, predictably, Alicia Silverstone, who was presumably busy filming...er...Excess Baggage 2? Seriously though, based on her performance in this film alone, Silverstone should have been a HUGE star, but one bad choice led to another and soon enough she was fighting Arnie alongside Bat-Clooney and hasn't made anything noteworthy since. Director Amy Heckerling (female Tim Burton) has plenty to say, as do Breckin Meyer, Stacy Dash (28 when filming!) and the rest, plus there's plenty of archive footage if you need your Sliverstone fix.

This movie is an easy watch for obvious reasons, and the extras on offer manage to remain informative without slipping into "he's so great, she's so great" territory. A great few hours' entertainment then, even if it is a "girl film".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "little-kate" on 22 Jun 2003
Format: DVD
I thought this combination of films was great for all lovers of romantic comedy. Clueless tells the story of a rich girl in Beverley Hills, who, along with her well to do friends, learns a lesson or two in life and love, and eventually, inevitably finds true love herself. Clueless had me laughing all the way through, and is worth watching over and over again.
Save the Last Dance is another feel-good film, with a wider range of emotions drawn in. It stars Julia Stiles, playing a ballet dancer who has to move to Chicago following her mother's death. Away from the life she has known, she vows never to dance again, until she meets someone who teaches her not only to dance, but to love as well. This was a fantastic film, with great music and cool dance moves. Some moments I laughed, others I cried. Definitely a must-see movie
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By K. Anderson on 22 Mar 2003
Format: DVD
A wonderful up to date retelling of Jane Austen's, 'Emma'. Cher (Silverstone) has a privileged life, she goes to a great school and is popular along with her good friend Dionne (Dash).
She lives with her widowed father (Hedaya) and the only pebble under her perfectly manicured feet is her ex step-brother Josh (Rudd).
Cher loves to play matchmaker and can't resist the challenge when she meets the new girl in school, Ty, who isn't exactly 'popular' material at first glance. Having taken her under her wing and given her a complete makeover, Cher then tries to match her up with various boys.
This is alright until Ty takes a fancy to Josh and then Cher suddenly realises that she has feelings for him herself - but who will get the man?
Silverstone is absolutely fantastic in this film. She handles the difficult role SO well and you can't help but really like Cher and want her to get the man of her dreams for all her obvious flaws.
Add a brilliant combination of comedy, both oneliners and visual, and the fact that it's literally such a colourful movie and you've got yourself a film that will leave you smiling for ages afterwards.
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