Clueless: Look who’s clueless now (hint: it’s Brandon)

Intro by Maria

The 1995 Amy Heckerling feature film named Clueless is a retelling of Jane Austen’s novel Emma. If you’re like Brandon and me—bad English majors—or if you are just a “regular” person, you probably haven’t read that novel, so that means hearing that the movie Clueless is basically a retelling of it does absolutely nothing for you. Luckily you have me to give you a brief summary.

Clueless takes place in Beverly Hills, California, and it stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz—a rich, seemingly snotty teenager whose penchant for meddling in the lives of others catches up with her as she realizes perhaps she should focus on her own life. On the surface, Cher is shallow and selfish, but as the witty dialogue in the movie drives character development deeper, we realize she’s not that at all. This is much like how Brandon prematurely judged this film before watching it, if you listened to the last episode. Brandon was literally clueless before watching Clueless.

To be honest, I think it’s this movie’s snappy dialogue that keeps me coming back. And it’s the dialogue, and the way people talk, that characterizes them. Which means this movie is just oozing with witty comebacks, one-liners, and zippy characters that are intelligent and funny. It’s this movie’s strength.

Now I know what you’re saying: “As if, Maria! This movie blows just as much as the game ‘Suck and Blow!’” But trust me, if you haven’t seen the movie, just go see it. Maybe it will leave you quoting it for years to come. Well, that’s what it did for me and my friends, so I have to assume that we are all the same and will react in the very same way.

Now let’s get started—I don’t want any of you to spend one second longer being clueless about what’s in store for our next episode of Peculiar Picture Show.

Maria’s Top 3 Clueless Quotes


Amber: Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn’t want me doing any activity balls fly
at my nose.

Dionne: Well, there goes your social life.


Josh: We might get Marky Mark to plant a celebrity tree.

Cher: Oh, how fabulous—getting Marky Marky to take time out of his busy pants-dropping schedule to plant trees. Josh, why don’t you just hire a gardener?


Josh: Be seeing you.

Tai: Yeah, I hope not sporadically.

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