Clueless (1995)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Romantic Comedy, Teen Movie, Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Jul 21, 1995 (USA)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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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. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after "great singers of the past that now do infomercials," are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help those less fortunate -- like the two introverted teachers she brings together ("negotiating" herself improved grades in the process) and new friend Tai (Brittany Murphy), who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected.

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coming-of-age, high-school, lifestyle, step-relative, teenagers, Valley-girl, Generation-X

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High Artistic Quality