I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again: Clueless is one of my favorite movies of all time. Period. Hands down, no questions asked. I’ve loved this movie from the moment I saw it back when I was seven-years-old and getting my hair done at a friend’s house. Cher and Dionne were the epitome of cool and I knew that I wanted to be just like them. I even said “whatever” and “as if” far more than any seven year old should.
From the fashion, to the lingo, to the unique story line, Clueless has a special place in my heart for a zillion reasons. It was especially formative due to the fact that I gradually understood it more and more as I aged. Come on, there’s just some things that you don’t exactly understand when you’re nine-years-old! Plus, there are so many references in the movie that only people who grew up in Los Angeles, like me, can really understand an appreciate. Despite the fact the fact that Clueless is so ’90s that it oozes backwards baseball caps and cassette tapes, I think that there is an element of timelessness to it that makes it one of the most unforgettable teen movies ever. Here are 12 moments from the movie that totally changed my life.
The Computer Program That Should Exist By NowHere's what I want to know: How is it that we live in a time when we can send people into outer space and send each other nude photos of ourselves at the speed of light, but somehow we can't have a computer program that culls through our closet and figure out what outfit we should wear that day? I'm pretty sure I tried to look for this program when I was younger because I was convinced that if it was in the movie, it must be real. Needless to say, I'm still waiting. Source: Fanpop
The Best FashionWhether you love '90s fashion or it makes you want to puke, you can't deny that the outfits in this movie were a sight to behold. I still want a really garish, plaid blazer.Source: Fanpop
Introducing Me To The FrenemyWas Amber really their friend? Was she just around to be the worst? Either way, Amber introduced to concept of the "frenemy" pretty early on for me. She's just that chick who you're friends with by proximity only.Source: Fanpop
Cher's Speech (Which Actually Made Sense)It's easy for us to overlook Cher's speech about immigration in debate class as silly and petty...but when you really pay attention to it it actually made a lot of sense. Sure, she used her father's 50th birthday party as an analogy for US domestic policy, but she was ultimately saying that the government should reallocate their budget and resources so that a wave of immigrants won't cause any fiscal strains. As Cher said, the more the merrier! And it does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty!Cher Horowitz for President 2016!Source: Fanpop
I Wanna Be A SupermodelI've yet to find a better makeover montage than this one. I'm pretty sure this movie made us all think that we had the authority to give our friends makeovers. Come on, who wasn't inspired by this scene?Source: Fanpop
Everywhere In LA Takes 20 Minutes...SortaWhen Cher was at that party in the Valley, her father told her to get home ASAP. He even said that everywhere in LA takes 20 minutes to get to and from. You know, I think that there is a shred of truth in that, honestly. But it's only true when there isn't awful traffic...so it's only true about 30% of the time. I've still convinced myself that this is true 100% of the time, however, which explains why I'm late to just about everything.Source: Fanpop
LA Freeways Are KillerI have friends from LA who are still afraid to drive on the freeway. I blame this scene...and a lack of guts.Source: Fanpop
Sexual Harassment And A Mugging All In One NightGuys can't take a hint, can they? Especially hen they're total snobs like Elton who won't associate with anyone who lives below Wishire Blvd. But how awful was it for Cher to be abandoned by him when she wouldn't accept his advances, only to be mugged at gunpoint? I mean, okay, the scene itself is funny because she tries to reason with him but still. What a mess (a very memorable one at that)!Source: Fanpop
It Sucks To Be A Virgin Who Can't DriveThe most memorable line of the movie: "You're a virgin who can't drive." Source: Fanpop
Dionne And Murray Were The Best CoupleThey fought for most of the movie, but they still loved each other to pieces at the end of the day. I'm still a little suspicious about how that lone hair braid extension got into his car though...Source: Fanpop
Recognizing LocationsOne of the most exciting parts of seeing a movie that's set in Los Angeles is pointing out all of the different places that look familiar. The exterior shot of The Westside Pavillion made me so excited as a kid because I went to that mall so much back in the day. Sure, they weren't actually at that mall in the shopping scenes...and this is definitely not the closest mall to Beverly Hills, but shhhhhh.Source: Fanpop
Realizing That Hooking Up With Your Ex-Step-Brother POkay, I know that they weren't blood relatives and they were only related by marriage for a hot second...and Paul Rudd is cute as hell throughout this movie, but I'm still a little weirded out by them getting together at the end of the film. Can you imagine what their parents must think?Source: Fanpop
What are your favorite things about Clueless? Which character is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!