Clueless: Movie Analysis

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Introduction: Twenty years after the release of the ultra-famous movie Clueless, teenagers and young adults still relate to this movie’s magical and adorable plot line. Clueless was based on Jane Austen’s novel Emma. Both stories consist of a young girl who plays matchmaker, but ultimately puts her own happiness and romance in danger. For example, in the beginning scene Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is seen shopping at Ralph Lauren and driving in her brand new white, four-door Jeep. She makes it well known her father is rich, similar to Emma, whose father is also rich. In addition, Cher does lost her mother and does not have any memories and in chapter one of Emma, the narrator explains how Emma was too young to remember her mother’s existence. Another example of similarity is when Cher (Alicia Silverstone) tries to play matchmaker and sets up her debate teacher (Mr. Hall) and history teacher (Miss. Geist). Comparatively, Emma pairs her…show more content…
However, some may not enjoy Clueless because of its stereotypical teenagers and spoiled rich kids. Topic Sentence: Some may not find Clueless as entertaining because of the characters’ dialogue and the clueless ways of rich high school teenagers. Reaction: Some people, may have found Clueless to be about a spoiled and selfish teenager whose only worries in life consist of which outfit will her look the best. Cher is manipulate and a bit of an airhead. Supporting Detail: When Cher is setting up Mr. Hall (Wallace Shawn) and Miss. Geist (Twink Caplan), she is trying to manipulate them into falling in love, so she will not have to try hard in her classes. As a result, the teachers fall in love and the whole school applauds Cher for “act of kindness” and she is proud of herself. Reaction: Along with her manipulative ways, Cher and her friends use a nineties lingo that is hard to interpret at
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