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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.
Alicia Silverstone won everyone over with her portrayal of a Beverly Hills teen, Cher, whose penchant for helping others with their relationships and self-esteem is a cover for her own loneliness. Director Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) made a smart, funny variation on Jane Austen's novel Emma, sweetly romantic and gently satirical of 90210 social manners. The cast is unbeatable: Dan Hedaya as Cher's rock-solid dad, Wallace Shawn as a geeky teacher, Paul Rudd as the boy who has always been Cher's surrogate brother--and the true holder of her most secret wishes. --Tom Keogh
This film is based on the book Emma, by Jane Austin, it was released in 1995, and to be honest nobody really expected much out of it, they just assumed it would be another teen... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Simon McDonald
It's starting to get out dated but I still like the snappy come backs, great acting and good redo of the Jane Austin movie Emma.Published 6 days ago by Diana L. Cain
I think Clueless is one that may start the trend of catch phrase:Like Yo So, Like what up....
I love this movie. I used to have it on vhs. Had to get it on DVD so I could enjoy seeing it againPublished 23 days ago by Amy
Haven't watched this yet. I wanted a copy of this movie because I have always liked it.Published 25 days ago by Ed Joines
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I would love to know as well. This would probably look amazing on Blu-Ray.
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