Can You Finish All of the Best Quotes From ‘Clueless’?

Friday Night Movie Club is a group of people that get together to watch movies on Friday nights. Every Friday at 7 p.m. ET on Twitter, join Vulture for an evening of entertainment. We watch this movie over and over again because it is entertaining. However, we don’t speak about how it skillfully attacks Cher’s obliviousness nearly enough. Photograph courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Every week for the foreseeable future, Vulture will choose one film to see as part of our Friday Night Movie Club, which will take place on Friday nights. On July 10, at 7 p.m. ET, TV reviewer Jen Chaney will begin her screening of Clueless, which will be followed by a Q&A session with the cast. Follow Vulture on Twitter to hear her live commentary, and take a peak ahead at the film coming out next week by clicking here.

Jane Austen is usually regarded as a writer of romantic comedies of the highest caliber. Her other talent, though, was as a satirist, drawing attention to social and economic injustices in a wickedly sarcastic manner that rendered most would-be boasters deafeningly silent. This is exactly what she accomplished in her novel Emma, which included all of these elements: spun a swoon-worthy narrative with several love triangles while simultaneously calling out her protagonist for having a sheltered and narrow perspective on the world.

When writer-director Amy Heckerling adapted Emma, she took Austen’s material and gave it a makeover that resulted in the bright, snappy, and stylish film that we know and love today. She did her own version of the same thing, having no idea what she was doing. Twenty-five years after the film’s premiere on July 19, 1995, she had produced a lighthearted, escapist comedy that is now considered one of the most adored teen films of all time. However, she also created a smart bit of satire as well. The film continues to elicit discussion — about its ’90s style, its immaculate high-meets-low fashion, and how it serves as exhibit A in the continuing inquiry into why Paul Rudd doesn’t age — but is less frequently addressed in this context.

For those who have always enjoyed Clueless for its superficial pleasures without examining what lies behind them, this may seem like an odd time to rewatch the film at this specific point in time. As Hank Stuever of the Washington Post put it, we are currently experiencing “the summer of Karen,” a season that has produced video after video of entitled white women losing their minds over calamities such as having to wear a mask at Trader Joe’s or having to put their damn dog on a leash, among other things. It’s possible that some people conceive of Clueless as a Karen movie, the narrative of a wealthy Beverly Hills adolescent who would have grown up to be the type of wealthy suburban lady in 2020 who demands the restoration of salon hours in order to be able to finally get her roots done. The movie Clueless is one of my favorites, and I’ll admit that if you happened to run up to an angry white woman of a certain age in the middle of a rage over some perceived injustice and asked, “Hey, have you seen it?” she might pause in the middle of her rage and exclaim, “Oh my God, I really like that movie!”

Clueless has always existed in a difficult environment. There was and still is an euphoric sensation that one gets from gazing at all of its eye-popping, girlish pleasures, such as the infinite fashion ensembles, the fine vehicles, and the pens with fuzzy poofs on the tips of the writing instruments. Cher, as portrayed by Alicia Silverstone, exudes ebullience and charisma that radiates from her pores, and she may come across as aspirational.

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    “Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a ________ movie.”

    • Adam Sandler
    • Rob Schneider
    • Pauly Shore
    • David Spade
  • Question of

    ‘Isn’t my house classic? The columns date all the way back to _______.’

    • 1912
    • 1933
    • 1972
    • 1987
  • Question of

    ‘Mr. Hall, I was ______________. I had to haul a** to the ladies.’

    • Riding with Aunt Flo
    • Surfing the crimson wave
    • Experiencing that time of the month
    • Sick with girl flu
  • Question of

    “Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me ______.”

    • Betty
    • Woman
    • Babe
    • Chick
  • Question of

    ‘Well, you can guess what happened next … As if! I am only 16 and this is California, not __________.’

    • Alabama
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Arkansas
  • Question of

    ‘So okay, you’re probably going, ‘Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?’ But seriously, I actually have a way _______ life for a teenage girl.’

    • Boring
    • Ordinary
    • Normal
    • Realistic
  • Question of

    ‘Everything I think and everything I do is ________.’

    • Buggin’
    • Icky
    • Messy
    • Wrong
  • Question of

    ‘Ugh, ____ ____!’

    • You wish
    • As if
    • Don’t even
    • Dream on
  • Question of

    “And in conclusion, may I please remind you that it does not say ‘_______’ on the Statue of Liberty.”

    • BYOB
    • ASAP
    • RSVP
    • DIY
  • Question of

    “That was way _______, Tai.”

    • Cruel
    • Bitter
    • Brutal
    • Harsh
  • Question of

    Josh tells Tai, ‘Be seeing you.’ She responds, ‘Yeah, I hope not ________.’

    • Periodically
    • Intermittently
    • Rarely
    • Sporadically
  • Question of

    When Mel sees Cher’s dress, he isn’t happy — ‘What the h*** is that?’ Naturally, she says it’s a dress. He responds, ‘Says who?’ Cher says, “________.”

    • Alaïa
    • Calvin Klein
    • Fred Segal
    • Valentino
  • Question of

    ‘You’re a virgin who can’t ________.’

    • Date
    • Drink
    • Drive
    • Kiss
  • Question of

    “You see how picky I am about my _______, and they only go on my feet.”

    • Heels
    • Sandals
    • Kicks
    • Shoes
  • Question of

    ‘Anything you can do to draw attention to your _______ is good.’

    • Mouth
    • Hair
    • Eyes
    • Legs

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