Movie review: “Clueless” is a must watch movie


The movie “Clueless” is filled with funny and relatable quotes such as, “I know it sounds mental, but sometimes I have more fun vegging out than when I go partying. Maybe because my party clothes are so binding.” This quote is said by the movie’s character Cher (center-right). Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Kendall Garcia

Clueless is a relatable teenage file that deserves more screen time

“Clueless,” a cult-classic film from the 1990s that stars icon Alicia Silverstone as the main character, Cher. Cher is a ditzy high school girl; she’s popular and rich. She lives in a Beverly Hills mansion with her father who is a big-time lawyer and is constantly waited on by servants. One of the most important factors to share about Cher is her insane sense of fashion that she shares with Dionne, her best friend. Dionne is popular, confident and fashion forward. Cher has many iconic lines throughout the movie, like when she explains that, “[She and Dionne were] both named after great singers of the past that now do infomercials.”

Being the daughter of a lawyer, Cher has an extensive set of argumentative skills. Early on in the movie Cher is able to talk her way into teachers improving her grades, like when she goes from a C to an A on her report card. However, Cher isn’t always successful in her methods. She wasn’t able to talk her driving instructor into passing her on the driving test and ultimately ends up failing. Surprisingly, Cher does not have a boyfriend. In fact, her shoving a boy at school is where the iconic line, “Ugh, as if!” comes into the movie.

Caylin Mobley ‘23 said, “I love the movie ‘Clueless.’ [My favorite scene] is the one where [Cher’s] like, ‘ugh, as if!’”

 Amy Heckerling, who wrote and directed the movie “Clueless,” made it the perfect teenage film, although it can appeal to just about anyone. She teeters between sly humor and positive motives. The way Cher is written makes her appealing to many different audiences. Even though she is the unspoken queen of her school, she still has small insecurities and setbacks displayed throughout the movie. For example, when her date with Christian, who is Cher’s crush and favorite dancing partner, abruptly comes to an end she is devastated. She says, “I don’t get it. Did my hair get flat? Did I stumble into some bad lighting? What’s wrong with me?”  Later on, Cher is informed that Christian is actually gay, which is probably why their date did not go as planned. The small sense of insecurity that her character displays though is a state everyone’s been in at least once.

To go along with her fashion sense, Cher (center-left) actually had over sixty different outfit changes throughout the film. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Even though the movie “Clueless” came out in 1995, it still has audios trending all over TikTok such as, “You’re a virgin who can’t drive,” and “She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like to have people be jealous of us.” The movie is timeless and iconic.

Roxanna Perez ‘23 said, “[‘Clueless’] is really good. It is an iconic movie.”

The movie “Clueless” is a must watch. It’s appealing to a teenage audience, but at the end of the day, it’s written for anyone with a sly sense of humor. After all, even people who have never seen “Clueless” before know about Heckerling’s iconic script from the way it is displayed on social media.