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

4.5 out of 5 stars

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By autumn 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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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 1000 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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5 of 5 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Light as a cupcake but capturing, in its carefree way, the 90s zeitgeist, Clueless is probably what a lot of teen films aspire to be. It succeeds where many fail because it has a smart, witty script and kind approach to its characters. Its only real flaw is that it ends just as it's beginning: it's mostly first and no second act, so just as the story's problems are developing - soured friendships, work crises etc. - it immediately resolves them to have a nice scene before the credit roll. But despite that, Clueless is an excellent piece of escapist comedy. Those who allege that it's too superficial miss the point. Like Jane Austen's Emma, which it borrows its basic narrative from, Clueless seeks humour and romance in an insular world, and in my opinion finds them.
Alicia Silverstone plays Cher, a Beverly Hills high schooler who lives in luxury and doesn't have sharp eyes for consequence, but is a charming girl whose shallowness hides intelligence. Her best friend is Dionne (Stacey Dash), and together they "adopt" a socially clueless classmate, Tai (the late Brittany Murphy), to turn her into a popular girl. This charitable endeavour is inspired by Cher's newfound matchmaking abilities, though she doesn't seem to realise a budding affection in her own life, between herself and her idealistic ex-stepbrother, Josh (Paul Rudd).
Silverstone is perfect as Cher because she manages to balance adorability with silliness. Cher's a sheltered rich girl, but she's sweet and clever in a way which a lot of similar characters from other teen films aren't. Her dad (Dan Hedaya) is a gruff but deeply caring man and Josh is capably played by Rudd, who's made a career playing flawed nice guys. Murphy was a gifted comic actress, so watching her, in the light of her death, is somewhat bittersweet.
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