Country: United States
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan, Breckin Meyer, Wallace Shawn, Jeremy Sisto, Dan Hedaya
Director: Amy Heckerling
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Clueless until I saw the Blu-Ray release, out May 1st from Paramount Home Entertainment. I had even forgotten that Alicia Silverstone was once really hot and a pretty decent actress. Although I will say that putting out a video of her spitting chewed up food into her baby’s mouth was a pretty poor way to get her back into the public eye, and a weak promotional idea for the Clueless Blu-Ray. I think a Playboy spread or something might have generated more interest and less cringing. Just a thought, remember that when Excess Baggage gets the Blu-Ray upgrade.
I had also forgotten that Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd co-starred in Clueless before they went on to bigger and better things. (Or – in Murphy’s case – sadder and more tragic things.) The weirdest thing about the movie though, is that the REASON I couldn’t remember liking it in 1995 was that I didn’t really remember anything at all about the movie. Because it isn’t memorable.
It’s vapid, and empty, (and that’s the point), and it is genuinely a LOT of fun. But the empty kind of fun, like eating a whole tub of cookie dough ice cream or spending two hours and three hundred bucks at a strip club. You come out of it knowing you had a good time, but four hours later you can’t for the life of you put your finger on exactly why.