Monday, August 24, 2009

Movie Review: Clueless

Clueless, Grade: A-

When this movie first came out I was in high school and boy did it resonate with me (not that I was rich, etc...!), but the idea of becoming someone better, especially at the adolescent stage of life, just resonated with me. I didn't have any idea that it was based on Jane Austen's Emma til much later! So this movie has always been a little close to my heart!

Cher is a rich fifteen-year-old in LA, who's rich and popular and totally clueless! Just like her Emma counter part, Cher feels she is the queen of her domain and uses her charms to convince her teachers to give her better grades and ends up bringing two of her teachers together! Soon a new girl Tai moves in from the wrong side of town and Cher decides to befriend her and give her a makeover. And then there's her Mr. Knightley, Josh, who happens to be her ex-stepbrother. Will Cher get a clue or remain clueless???

This is a great modern adaptation of Emma, but more than anything it's just a great movie!

Part of the Everything Austen Challenge.


  1. I was in middle school when this movie came out, and it was what first got me interested in Jane Austen. I still love this movie!

  2. Congrat Heather! I've just seen you won the lovely Mr Darcy bookmark at Marireads! Lucky girl. I dropped by chance but ... I'll be back! This Everything Austen Challenge is helping me discover so many interesting blogs!MG

  3. I love this movie too! I like your new blog look ...I've been meaning to update mine, but it will probably be another week or so!

  4. I had no idea this was an adaption of anything!
    I, like, totally love this movie! I've seen it a million times! There's just one thing I've always wondered; how does Cher get her hair so smooth? :D

  5. All of you are making me feel really old by saying you were in high school or middle school when this movie came out. :) I was in college!

    This is one of my all time favorite teen movies. :)

  6. I felt the exact same way you did when this first came out. Nice to know that after reading Emma it adds another layer and more enjoyment.

  7. This has always been one of my favorites. I saw it at the theater with my sister. Like you, I had no idea it was based on Emma until years later! Needless to say, I love this adaptation. :)

  8. I did this for the challenge, too. It's such a fun movie! Here's my review:


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