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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 76. Clueless (1995)

August 6, 2011

76. Clueless [DVD] (1995)

Plot: Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) and her friend Dionne (Stacey Dash), two of the most popular sophomores in school, play matchmakers for two teachers.

Inspired by their success, Cher takes under her wing Tai (Brittany Murphy), a “clueless” transfer student. While trying to make a match for Tai, Cher attempts to find a boyfriend of her own.

Favorite Quote:
Mel: Do you know what time it is?
CherA watch doesn’t really go with this outfit.

Also Starring: Paul RuddDonald FaisonBreckin MeyerElisa Donovan
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Length: 97 min
Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)
Gross Revenue: $49,403,013 (USA)

Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Is there a problem here? (tagline)


Review:  This is one of my favorite high-school/teen/girl movies ever. And it should have been the beginning of an amazing career for the talented Alicia Silverstone.

Based on this film alone (oh, and The Crush), she could have become Meg Ryan-big, but since she made worse movie choices than Sylvester Stallone she ended up in latex; fighting Arnold Schwarzenegger with George “Batman with nipples” Clooney. And that is sad.

The movie is damn funny though.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: Although Paul Rudd’s character, Josh, is in college and is older than the other characters who are still in high school, Stacey Dash, who plays the best friend Dionne, is actually 3 years older than Paul Rudd. And personally I think, none of them seemed to have aged these past sixteen years either… It’s like something out of a Stephen King story…

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 77. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)

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  1. August 6, 2011 10:59

    One of my favourite films too.

    I agree with you about Alicia Silverstone – though don’t forget the three Aerosmith videos!

    Her TV career was also as disappointing – I did like her in Miss Match – that though only lasted one series – and in the US 7 of the 18 episodes were unaired! We in the UK did at least get to see the whole series.

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