Thursday, August 25, 2011

I was just totally Clueless.

But if you read on, you should know the movie will be ruined. Some of these spoilers are hard. core.

Some of the best movies out there are teen movies. Classics like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club--all teen. I have a special fondness towards "old" teen movies. My favourite movie of all time is Clueless with Brittany Murphy. Speaking of, I cried the day she died. The world lost a little piece of sunshine ♥

Moving on, Clueless is my number one for a lot of reasons. It's got a ditzy, but not totally dumb, blonde who can change her grades by persuasion; a stylish black girl with dreadlocks who's always fighting with her boyfriend (the actor is Turk from Scrubs!) but totally loves him; a smart, hot, college guy who happens to be Cher's (blonde) ex-step-brother; a gorgeous guy who turns out to be gay; a dramatic but kinda cute skater guy deemed loser; and that pretty, awkward, new girl who's just so totally clueless Cher and Dionne just have to give her a make-over and make her popular. 

Usually I don't love those American, clique-y type of movies. But, gosh, you can't not love this movie. It's funny, and sarcastic, and Cher is just so ditzy at times you want to reach into the screen and hug her. She's not annoying, like you'd expect. She's cute. 
Tai (Brittany Murphy) is so awkward. She dresses daggy, says the daggiest things, draws cartoons on her folder of that cartoon character with the green helmet thing on and you can't see his face. I forgot his name. Anyway, she listens to Cher and Dionne's advice like it's the answers to the VCE exams. She drops her interest, or at least tries to, with the skater dude and goes after the guy that Cher and Dionne pick out. 

I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and--well, you get the idea. But I have to go to sleep soon if I feel like going to school on time tomorrow. 

Anyway, go watch the movie! You will not regret it.

Here are some quotes from the movie, too, just to give you a taste of its epicness.

Cher: Would you call me selfish?
Dionne: No, not to your face. 

Cher: I want to do something for humanity.
Josh: How about sterilization? 

Murray: Woman, lend me fi' dollas.
Dionne: Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me "woman".
Murray: Excuse me, "Ms. Dionne."
Dionne: Thank you.
Murray: Okay, but, street slang is an increasingly valid form of expression. Most of the feminine pronouns do have mocking, but not necessarily in misogynistic undertones. 

Cher: Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. 

Cher: Daddy's a litigator. Those are the scariest kind of lawyer. Even Lucy, our maid, is terrified of him. And daddy's so good he gets $500 an hour to fight with people. But he fights with me for free because I'm his daughter. 

Amber: Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.
Dionne: Well, there goes your social life. 

Cher: If it's a concussion, you have to keep her conscious, okay? Ask her questions.
Elton: What's seven times seven?
Cher: Stuff she knows. 



  1. I'm suck a dork, I'm all smiley and giddy b/c you picked almost ALL my favorite lines from that movie.
    And to age myself - I used to TOTALLY try to dress like her. Way too short plaid skirts, big shoes, and knee socks . . .

    LOVE that movie :D

  2. Tegan -

    Okay - so I didn't see an email, which means I'm about to litter up your comments. I'm Jolene, from For the Love of Contemporary?

    We do teen reviews twice a month, I have a template on our contemporary blog.

    IF you're interested, and IF you read something in the lines of contemporary YA that you'd like for us to post a review of, let me know :D

    Jolenebperry at gmail dot com - just put review in the subject line.
    It might bring you more traffic here (if you want that)
    But we do have a lot of wanna-be teen contributors, and it might not be something you're interested in.
    Let me know :D

  3. haha I completely adore Clueless :)I actually like what she wears but I'd never attempt it because I couldn't pull it off :P

    Oh, like suggesting books for review or actually reviewing them and sending them to you? I'm interested in it if you still want people to contribute :)