395. Clueless (1995)

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7.0 Pretty good
  • Acting 6.9
  • Directing 6.9
  • Story 7.2
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Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Director: Amy Heckerling

Running Time: 97 mins


Clueless is an American film about the life of a rich teenage girl, coping with the world of the high school social hierarchy, relationships, fashion, and the seemingly very transition of becoming an adult.

Well, this film is very difficult to judge. On the one hand, you’ve got the cheesy, soppy romance, woven in with the incredibly irritating high school setting, however luckily, there was some sort of an interesting story behind this façade, and the overall atmosphere wasn’t too girly, so it was possible to endure.

I’ll say that I was indeed surprised by some of the more intelligent and character-based themes, especially around the main girl, rather than your average cheesefest, giving me an opportunity to look into this film’s story, rather than solely basing it on the quality of its comedy, which was a benefit.

The comedy wasn’t the greatest though. Aside from talking about some more in-depth aspects, there wasn’t anything particularly hilarious throughout. There were occasional jokes that could add to the entertainment value, but for the most part, it wasn’t necessarily outstandingly funny.

The romance was quite unbearable. The out-and-out relationships were just too annoying to follow with any enjoyment, however looking past them, at the much more intriguing characters, it was surprisingly quite an interesting film, so that’s why it gets a 7.0.

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