Oh Clueless. This has to be the best modern day tellings of Jane Austin’s Emma. I love this movie long before I knew what it was based off of. Clueless was one of the teen 90s movies of our time. It was in every way perfect.
Clueless is about that girl from Beverly Hill named Cher whose dad is a big time lawyer. She lives a life of shopping, parties, and popularity. Her life is basically perfect. Having almost everything you ever wanted can be boring at times though. And when the new girl Tai from New York comes along, Cher sees a new project on her hands. Along with her best friend Dionne, Cher wants to make Tai into the perfect popular girl and set her up with one of the most popular guys at their school, Elton. Now you might be wondering why Cher doesn’t go after Elton herself. Well that’s because high school boys are diguesting with their baggy jeans and unwashed hair. I mean hello? That’s not what Cher wants. It takes her long enough to pick out her shoes because she is so overly picky. Cher likes the sophisticated type and nothing less.
Cher soon find herself in the presents of her ex-stepbrother Josh who is hiding out at Cher’s house and helping her dad out with work. Cher finds Josh annoying with his college boy ways and but he is one of the few people who tolerates her and her crazy ways. Soon the movie ends up with Cher realizing that the person that she always loved was Josh and that he was the only guy worthy of her because he liked her for herself. If you read Emma, you would notice all the similarities this movie and the book has. It is on my list for best modern version of a Jane Austin book.
Clueless is not know only for the story line, but for the clothes as well. When you have a movie that is based around rich kids in Beverly Hills, of course there is going to be a focus on clothes.
If you haven’t seen Clueless, I recommend you watching it. It’s a good laugh and a great blast from the past.