Clueless (1995)

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Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

"Clueless" is a 1995 American funny film directed by Amy Heckerling. Adjusted from Jane Austen's "Emma", the film's setting transcribes the stylish English society of the 19th century to modern-day Beverly Hills. The movie stars Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash, and Dan Hedaya.

Plot Summary
The film follows the life of Cher Horowitz, a well-intentioned however shallow and ruined 15-year-old lady who is the most popular woman in her school. Cher spends her time shopping, leading the dispute group, and offering fashion recommendations to her friends Dionne and Tai. She lives in an enormous mansion with her father, a vital, gruff divorce attorney who is extremely indulgent with Cher.

Changing Tai
Cher takes Tai, the brand-new woman in school under her wing. Tai is a carefree and neglected artist from New York who does not fit Cher's conventional mold but isn't too interested in becoming 'popular'. Nevertheless, Cher chooses to offer Tai a Beverly Hills makeover, transforming her into an outright knock-out. Cher works to set up within Tai a superficial sense of values that align with her warped view of the world.

Romantic Struggles
Meanwhile, Cher faces her romantic life. She tries to play matchmaker between two of her instructors to enhance her grades and later establishes a crush on Christian, a brand-new trainee at her school. Unbeknownst to her, Christian is gay and hence this leads to a string of comical misunderstandings. At the very same time, she clumsily rebuffs the romantic advances from Josh, her ex-stepbrother.

After an ensuing series of not successful romantic efforts, Cher starts to question her concerns and her superficial way of life. Following a small traffic mishap, she goes through internal chaos and recognizes that her obsession with popularity and product things has left her unfulfilled. She also quickly realizes that she's in love with Josh.

Cher transforms once again, this time internally: She starts participating in charitable acts, ends up being more understanding of those around her, and even begins to appreciate Josh's qualities. In the end, Cher and Josh admit their love for each other. The movie ends with the wedding of Cher's instructor, Ms. Geist, where Cher catches the arrangement, suggesting that she might be the next one to get wed.

Final Thoughts
"Clueless" is a coming-of-age film that combines funny, satire, and romance. It shows not just the lives of rich, privileged teenagers in Beverly Hills however also the universal teenage experience of self-discovery and psychological growth. While it might be based around a seemingly superficial property, the motion picture checks out deeper themes subtly and thoughtfully. It's a light-hearted, technicolor window into the world of '90s teen culture, told through the eyes of a charming, albeit clueless protagonist.

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