THE GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Clueless

Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for Clueless. Greg sez: The best and funniest of all the Jane Austen adaptations of the ’90s. Alicia Silverstone is Cher, the rich, adorable, overprivileged most popular girl in school. Her world is rock solid till the appearance of newbie Tai (the hilarious Brittany Murphy) who is utterly clueless. She takes Tai under her wing, but in the process risks her own awesome standing. Colorful, sharp, and fun while getting sanckachinos at the mall, Clueless is Amy Heckerling’s masterpiece of teenage search for meaning. The lingo is to die for–hot guys are “Total Baldwins”–and the motif is plaid. This little classic has all the sex, drugs, dating, and dangerous mall pranks you could ask for. Perfect for summer. Be high; we will. As if. Don’t be a Barney. I’m audi.

Dir. Amy Heckerling, 1995, 35mm, 100 min.