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Clueless (1995)

Prior to seeing this film, in its entirety, for the first time,

I had very low expectations. I expected a terribly cheesy teen film and that is exactly what I got. This, however, was not a bad thing. Due to the fact that this film was obviously meant to be corny, I thought most aspects of the film were very well executed. The acting, in particular, was very good. As the title of the film states, many of the characters are, in fact, clueless. Characters like Alicia Silverstone’s Cher,  Stacy Dash’s Dionnne and Jeremy Sisto’s Elton were fantastically clueless and played the role of being spoiled rotten little rich kids incredibly well (the personalities of these characters very much reminded me of Bill and Ted from “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”). Along with these actors, Donald Faison and Breckin Meyer were loads of fun throughout the entire film. I genuinely hated Brittany Murphy’s character, Tai. Throughout the film she went from a strange outsider that was hard to like to a prissy nightmare that was even harder to like. I struggled throughout the film to figure out whether Murphy’s acting was actually as bad as it appeared or if her acting was actually phenomenal and she was meant to be that unlikable. The film’s story was that of most other chick-flicks, which was a bit of a turn off for me. However, some of the jokes that may be considered unacceptable today were very funny and kept me engaged. Other than Brittany Murphy, my least favorite part of the film was the very end. The film had obviously been leading in the direction of Silverstone’s Cher and Paul Rudd’s Josh falling in love and living “...happily ever after,” however, it happened so abruptly. Everything that the film had been leading to was summed up in the final two minutes and it seemed overly rushed. Overall, I did actually enjoy this film and I was pleasantly surprised about that.



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