The Movie of the Week this time around is the chic teen drama "Clueless", starring Alicia Silverstone. Adapted from a Jane Austen classic "Emma", this sharply satirical representation of late-nineteenth-century teenage romance was, and continues to be, a staple in any teenager's coming of age. Yes, 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.
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.