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Clueless

Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and some teen use of alcohol and drugs.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/19/1995 , 105min.
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Plot & Details

Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after "great singers of the past that now do infomercials," are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help those less fortunate -- like the two introverted teachers she brings together ("negotiating" herself improved grades in the process) and new friend Tai (Brittany Murphy), who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected.

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 National Board of Review Best Breakthrough Performer Alicia Silverstone Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 National Society of Film Critics Best Screenplay Amy Heckerling Won

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