VALLEY GIRL It’s a preppies-vs-punkers, suburbs-vs-Hollywood heart thumper as this hoodrat Romeo and Juliet prom-com perfectly captures the slang-riddled radness of SoCal life in the ‘80s as seen through director
It’s a preppies-vs-punkers, suburbs-vs-Hollywood heart thumper as this hoodrat Romeo and Juliet prom-com perfectly captures the slang-riddled radness of SoCal life in the ‘80s as seen through director Martha Coolidges’ slyly satirical lens. A young, seriously hot Nicolas Cage plays Valley Girl princess Deborah Foreman’s opposites-attract punk object of desire. But can their new wave romance survive societal pressures and shallow friends? Like, oh my god, totally fer sure! Electric chemistry between the two leads, a tubular supporting cast (E.G. Daily! Michael Bowen!) and pitch-perfect dialog make this Los Angeles love adventure a timeless classic. And the fab soundtrack will have you bopping along to Sparks, Modern English and other bitchen KROQ hits!
- Martha Coolidge
- Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Michael Bowen, Cameron Dye, Lee Purcell, Colleen Camp, Frederic Forrest, Heidi Holicker
Thirteen years after her teen classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, filmmaker Amy Heckerling makes cinematic lightning strike twice with another era-defining triumph. Loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, Clueless updates the setting to modern day Beverly Hills, following the posh & popular Cher (a brilliant Alicia Silverstone) and her clique of friends as she plays matchmaker. But when her new project to give tragically unhip new classmate (Brittany Murphy) a makeover succeeds too well, it could prove problematic for her place in the pecking order at school. Filled with iconic fashion, clever, quotable dialogue, and a killer supporting cast, Clueless stands as one of the best comedies of its generation.
“A fresh, disarmingly bright and at times explosively funny comedy well worth a trip to the mall,” – Brian Lowry, Variety
“The movie is aimed at teenagers, but like all good comedies, it will appeal to anyone who has a sense of humor and an ear for the ironic. Heckerling walks a fine line between satire and put-on, but she finds it, and her dialogue could be anthologized.” – Roger Ebert
- Amy Heckerling
- Amy Heckerling
- Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Dan Hedaya
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