Published April 15, 2012


Film info

  • Title Clueless
  • Director Amy Heckerling
  • Year 1995
  • Run time 1hr 37m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Is there a problem here?

Alicia Silverstone shines as the 15-year-old Beverly Hills High School student who thrives on shopping, enjoys the perfect social life, and plays matchmaker to all her friends… just don’t ask her who she’s dating, AS IF! Directed by Amy Heckerling, the movie also stars Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Donald Faison, Stacey Dash, and Wallace Shawn. Inspired by Jane Austin’s EMMA, this update is a smart, charming, and hilarious classic that truly captures what it was like to be a teen in the 1990s.

Fast Facts

Title: Clueless Director: Amy Heckerling Year: 1995 Run time: 1hr 37

Background Info

We had a double Netflix evening, because both The Money Pit and this one were relatively short as films go. We also were confident we would enjoy them both, unlike our last double Film Watch in which I did not particularly like either of them. Clueless is one of those films that is oh-so-important to one growing up. Totally.

Live Blog

1:15 - Touch screen TV in 1995, eh? 2:57 - “I totally paused!” 4:05 - Cher does seem to be wearing head to toe yellow. 7:04 - Mobile phones when they were new and exciting. 8:26 - Yay Paul Rudd! 9:47 - “These grades are just a jumping off point to start negotiations.” 12:07 - I can’t imagine a student that knows their teacher well enough to matchmake. 15:36 - They have a great pool. 16:28 - Paul Rudd said Marky Mark! 17:12 - “Oh, that’d be reason enough for me.” 20:40 - My god, look at those PE outfits. Awful! I don’t miss school at all. 23:55 - It’s always fun when you hear the name of the movie in the film itself. 25:53 - Makeover must be the most terrifying word in the world. 28:25 - “Did you know the wounds of adolescence can take years to heal?” Tell me about it! 31:49 - Was that a pager? 37:31 - That rolling with the homies thing gets stuck in my head. 38:19 - “Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people.” 41:39 - Elton is not nice. Wish the shoe had hit him in the head. 47:23 - Amazing that the low-slung trouser thing hasn’t gone out of fashion yet. 50:01 - The Elusive Christian has very high waisted trousers like Simon Cowell. 54:25 - This movie has an excellent soundtrack. 1:00:45 - Ren and Stimpy are “way existential.” Haven’t thought about Ren and Stimpy for ages. 1:09:19 - Regarding my earlier thought, they’ve said Clueless about fifteen times so far. 1:13:06 - I don’t think driving instructors would be so mean. 1:18:16 - Wiggin' and buggin'. I would like to use these in a sentence. 1:20:58 - “Tell me the problem and we’ll figure out how to argue it.” 1:29:32 - I would like to have stairs big enough for a conversation like this.


Mr C and I discovered something through this film. We couldn’t really figure out why I liked it so much and then we saw Paul Rudd and I practically squealed and the answer was obvious. I could actually die, I like him so much. So, that explains a lot but I do also love the film as a whole. Oddly, I hadn’t made the Emma connection up until this point, but now I have read the book, it’s more obvious.

**Rating: **5/5

Rating: 5 / 5

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