Paramount Released 1995




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Amy Heckerling

Clueless is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma. Sixteen-year-old Cher Horowitz lives a charmed life with her lawyer father Mel and stepbrother Josh in an opulent Beverly Hills mansion. Superficial Cher and her best friend Dionne Davenport, who is also extremely wealthy, are two of the most popular girls at Bronson Alcott High School. Despite the fact that she is beautiful and highly sought after by boys, Cher prefers to spend her time being a matchmaker for other people. When she spots frumpy, "adorably clueless," new student Tai Frasier, Cher decides that she is going to adopt Tai into her clique and show her how to snag the most popular boy in school. However, Cher's perfect matchmaking plans seem to keep going wrong, and she eventually discovers that she is the one who is truly clueless about love.


Metacritic Score

  • 90


    A fresh, disarmingly bright and at times explosively funny comedy well worth a trip to the mall, even if it eventually runs out of gas.

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A smart and funny movie, and the characters are in on the joke.

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Even if Clueless runs out of gas before it's over, most of it is as eye-catching and cheery as its star. [19 July 1995]

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    • Production budget - $20,000,000
      Domestic gross - $56,631,572 (32nd)
      Worldwide gross - $77,300,000 (43rd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $106,233,018
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $145,004,138

    • Filming locations:
      Beverly Hills, California,
      Circus Liquor, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Grant High School, Valley Glen, Los Angeles, California
      Long Beach, California
      North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Occidental College, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
      Shoreline Village, Long Beach, California
      Westside Pavilion, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
      Witch's House, Beverly Hills, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Whatever
      2. Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Is there a problem here?

    • Music:
      Kids In America
      By Ricki Wilde & Marty Wilde
      Performed by The Muffs
      Written & Performed by David Bowie
      Just A Girl
      By Gwen Stefani & Tom Dumont
      Performed by No Doubt
      By Cheryl James, Sandra 'Pepa' Denton, Mark Sparks & Otwane Roberts
      Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
      Contains sample from "I'm Blue" by Ike Turner
      Performed by Sweet Inspirations
      Fake Plastic Trees (Acoustic Version)
      By Thom Yorke & Edward O'Brien
      Performed by Radiohead
      Shake Some Action
      By Cyril Jordan & Chris Wilson
      Performed by Cracker
      By Ian Broudie
      Performed by Lightning Seeds
      Girls Just Want To Have Fun
      By Robert Hazard
      My Iron Lung
      By Thom Yorke & Edward O'Brien
      Performed by Radiohead
      By David Baerwald, David Kitay, Brian MacLeod & Kristen Vigard
      Performed by Jill Sobule
      Buns Of Steel 3
      By Fit Video
      Mentos Jingle 'Fresh Goes Better'
      By John Groves
      Miss Brown To You
      By Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting
      Performed by Billie Holiday
      Written & Performed by Supergrass
      Someday I Suppose
      By Dennis Brockenborough, Tim Burton, Joe Gittleman, Kevin Lenear, Joseph Sirdis, Nate Albert & Dicky Barrett
      Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
      This Time
      By Novacain & World
      Performed by Phunke Assfalt
      Rollin' With My Homies
      Written by A. Ivey, Jr. & Ralph Sall
      Performed by Coolio
      Where'd You Go?
      By Nate Albert & Dicky Barrett
      Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
      Give It All You Got
      Written by Domino & Ralph Sall
      Performed by Domino
      Here (Squirmel Mix)
      By Jill Cunniff & Gabrielle Glaser
      Performed by Luscious Jackson
      By Dolores O'Riordan
      Performed by The Cranberries
      Closer To Heaven
      By Wenty Morris
      Performed by The Chocolate Hippies
      Also Sprach Zarathustra
      By Richard Strauss
      The Ghost In You
      By Richard Butler & Tim Butler
      Performed by Counting Crows
      I Believe I'm You
      By David Baerwald, Kevin Gilbert & Sintra Wilson
      Performed by Gail Orange
      My Forgotten Favorite
      Written & Performed by Velocity Girl
      Oysters & Snails (From 'Spartacus')
      By Alex North
      All The Young Dudes
      By David Bowie
      Performed by World Party
      All By Myself
      By Eric Carmen & Sergei Rachmaninoff
      Performed by Jewel Kilcher
      Summer Of '42
      By Michel Legrand
      Mullet Head
      Written & Performed by Beastie Boys
      Ain't Nuttin' Wrong
      By Deidra 'Spin' Roper & Herby Azor
      Performed by Spin
      By Roger Charlery, David Wakeling & Michael Billingham
      Performed by General Public
      Need You Around
      By Josh Caterer
      Performed by Smoking Popes
      By Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe


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Comedy, Drama