'Clueless' - Movie Review

A trip back in time to the 1990s and the cliché of the Valley Girl - all based (loosely) on Jane Austen's Emma. Alicia Silverstone plays Cher, self-centred but well meaning and very rich. She and her best friend adopt new girl at school Tai (Brittany Murphy in her first film role) as a project, and Cher tries to line her up with Elton (fans of Austen can guess how that ends).

Much of the style and exaggerated humour is painfully 1990s - but to my surprise, the movie remains quite funny. The script is loaded to the gills with witty one-liners. Some of them miss or haven't aged well, but many of them still connect. And under all the comedy they still manage a passable interpretation of Emma.