FACT: Clueless is the best teen movie of all time.
Clueless, the cult classic based on Jane Austen’s Emma, is truly unmatched for fashion and for humour… also for jars. Where would we be without it?
It’s the film that taught us about the power of matchmaking. It introduced us to the term “surfing the crimson wave” and to the total Baldwin that is Paul Rudd. And perhaps most importantly, it reminded us that it does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty.
Today, the movie that made us all hanker for one of those outfit-generating computer program thingies turns 20 years old. So to celebrate its big day, here’s the definitive ranking of the top 20 Clueless moments and life lessons we all learned from the film.
1. The more the merrier.
Has there ever been a more rousing, passionate and moving speech in movie history? Um, probably.
But Cher still kinda nailed this one. Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird, eat your heart out.
2. Never settle.
When it comes to men, we should never take second best.
3. But when it comes to ‘snagging’ a man, there are a few simple steps to follow.
Show them your “domestic goddess” side.
4. Exhibit B:
This one is pretty self-explanatory. And it never fails… Oh Cher, the perfect combination of provocative and wise.
5. Exhibit C:
Be sexy – at any cost.
6. Makeovers solve everything.
This was the makeover to end all makeovers. This is why Clueless has become such a teen movie staple.
7. Driving in platforms is HARD.
Driving is hard enough. But driving in platform heels? Impossible.