Clueless (1995) / Comedy-Romance

MPAA Rated: PG-13 for sex related dialogue and some teen use of alcohol and drugs
Running Time: 97 min.

Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison
Director: Amy Heckerling
Screenplay: Amy Heckerling

Review published December 26, 1996

Fast Times at Ridgemont High director Amy Heckerling takes another crack at teenage life over ten years later in this snappy comedy centering around Cher (Alicia Silverstone, The Babysitter) and her observations of high school life in Beverly Hills.  Yup, they still like to hang around malls and the like, but this film offers as much comedic entertainment as the aforementioned Heckerling's teen classic.

 Ok, so there's no plot here to really speak of but the film is immensely enjoyable and despite its title, quite insightful.  Terrific performances by everyone involved as well as a firm grasp on the trendy dialogue.  Silverstone is particularly appealing in quite possibly her breakthrough role.  Entertaining and thoroughly likeable, especially for teenagers.

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1996 Vince Leo