Clueless is a 1990's modern take on Jane Austen's novel, Emma. Being an avid Jane Austen fan, you would think that upon hearing that Emma was being turned into a story about a snobby girl from Beverly Hills who has a revolving closet and says "like" more an encyclopedia of similes, that I would be completely horrified. Yet, I'm not. In fact, I think that this particular movie adaptation of an Austen novel is probably one of the better ones out there. Why?
What Clueless does that other Jane Austen movie do not always succeed at:
- It does not severely deviate away from the basic plot and characters
- It keeps with the spirit of the story
- It remembers to not take itself too seriously. Jane Austen is FUNNY
- The screenplay is actually well-written