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Charming, funny take on Jane Austen's Emma.
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Fresh: A fresh, disarmingly bright and at times explosively funny comedy well worth a trip to the mall, even if it eventually runs out of gas.
- Brian Lowry, Variety, Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Fresh: ...although the movie isn't quite the classic it's been made out to be, it's a mindlessly diverting way to kill 97 minutes.
- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, March 26, 2009
Fresh: While Cher and the other characters here may seem vacuous and spoiled, Heckerling -- who wrote the script as well -- is a gentle satirist.
- Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Such a adorable teen comedy!!! Alicia Silverstone is absolutely beautiful & Paul Rudd is adorable as always. I really love this movie!!! :) :) :) :)
- movieguru12, Thursday, October 20, 2011
"Why should I listen to you, anyway? You're a virgin who can't drive." Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life. REVIEW Who would have thought that the best screen adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma" would emerge from an updated parody set in a Beverly Hills high school and directed by Amy Heckerling? But that's exactly what has happened with this film. Heckerling obviously gets that Austen's continuous appeal lies in the fact that her stories remain relevant and timely---so why not update it, make the character of Emma (Cher here, played by the adorable Alicia Silverstone) a daffy valley girl, and fill the movie to the brim with pop-culture references and one very funny vignette after another? After all, the spirit and tone of "Emma" emerges unscathed. Comedic performances are always underrated, maybe because they look so easy, but Silverstone really deserves a lot of praise for this movie. It would be nothing without her performance.
- mrpopcorn, Tuesday, July 27, 2010