The movie starts with Cher, who is a high school student in Beverly Hills, trying to survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. At first she seems superficial, but really its just hiding her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life. Then there is Dionne, who is Cher’s best friend, who is exactly like her and share the same interest. They are two of the most popular girls at their high school. When Cher can't get a teacher to give her a better grade, she and her Dionne match him up with another teacher to make him happier in attempt to maybe get him to be laxer on his expectations and giving them a better grade. With one success under her belt Cher decides to take under her wing Tai, a "clueless" transfer student. Cher gives her a complete makeover and changing this girl over completely, they then try to find her a boyfriend. While trying to find a match for Tai, Cher attempts to find a boyfriend of her own but doesn’t have much success. She goes through a spiritual makeover and realizes that there's more to life than clothes and popularity before she finds the boy of her dreams. And when Cher does end up finding herself a boyfriend it ends up being Josh, her ex-step brother, someone she would have least expected.
Connection to Class
This media source is a great example of adolescent development. The movie is about a high school student and the emotional, psychological, psychosocial, environmental challenges she is being faced with in her everyday adolescent life. As we have learned in the course this is what adolescent development is all about!
As a little girl I loved this movie and always imagined myself being like Dionne when I was older. The way Clueless portrays these Beverly Hills students and especially the main characters Cher is a young, rich, popular and fabulous teenagers and just who wouldn’t want to...