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‘Clueless’ Musical Is In Development, Director Amy Heckerling Reveals


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Clueless, the hit 1990s teen comedy drama, is being adapted into a musical. The news was announced by film director Amy Heckerling on Thursday (25th June). Heckerling was responsible for writing, directing and producing the 1995 hit and she is now turning her attention to a musical.

Alicia SilverstoneAlicia Silverstone starred in Clueless.

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New York premiere of 'Danny Collins'

Amy Heckerling - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the New York premiere of 'Danny Collins' which was held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 18th March 2015

2013 Crystal Lucy Awards

Amy Heckerling - Women In Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th June 2013

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2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards

Amy Heckerling - 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 12th June 2013

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Picture - Alicia Silverstone, director Amy Heckerling, , Saturday 7th April 2012

Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling - Alicia Silverstone, director Amy Heckerling, Saturday 7th April 2012 Preview screening of 'Vamps' held at the BAM Cinema in Brooklyn

Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling
Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling
Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling

Picture - Alicia Silverstone, director Amy Heckerling,... , Saturday 7th April 2012

Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling - Alicia Silverstone, director Amy Heckerling, producer Lauren Versel Saturday 7th April 2012 Preview screening of 'Vamps' held at the BAM Cinema in Brooklyn

Alicia Silverstone and Amy Heckerling

I Could Never Be Your Woman Review


Good
Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer), the lead character in Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman, is believably beleaguered in a manner not often seen in a Hollywood romantic comedy, where a typical dilemma has an attractive young woman torn between a hot jerk and an ideal husband. Rosie is a single mother in her 40s, working her ass off on a youth-culture sitcom and fighting against the prevailing notion that women in the entertainment industry must approach but never touch the age of 28. Of course, she's also clearly loaded, providing a privileged life for her tweenage daughter Izzie (Saoirse Ronan); it's still a movie, after all.

The circumstances of Heckerling's clearly autobiographical film (she worked on the TV version of Clueless for several years following that film's release, which she also directed) mirrors its character's mix of luxury and messiness: It's a feature film with a decent budget and several recognizable stars that got caught up in a distribution mess and wound up proceeding straight to DVD. The movie itself is a bit of a mess, too, with weird interludes where Tracey Ullman, playing Mother Nature(!), harangues Rosie about the unstoppable march of time. Heckerling is fond of this technique; as the screenwriter-director, she pauses the movie for diatribes of her own about the destructive nature of beauty standards, the absurdity of network executives and standards and practices monitors, and the insanity of reality TV -- topics that seem to have been festering for a good decade or so.

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Loser Review


Weak
If you're a cynic, you might wonder when Amy Heckerling (director of the utterly vapid Clueless) lost touch with the youth of America. I'm inclined to believe it was in 1982, right after the release of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, her only good movie, which she made when she was only 28.

Now in her mid-forties, it's rather depressing to see Heckerling using the same jokes that worked almost two decades ago. And for a movie that uses "Dare to be different" as its tagline, it's almost pathetic that this story is lifted virtually verbatim from Fast Times, with the Mark Ratner-Stacy Hamilton romance going awry once again. Brian Backer, who starred as Ratner, is even back in a small role.

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Clueless Review


Terrible
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Amy Heckerling, director of the now-classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, after free-falling through Look Who's Talking and its (first) sequel, has turned in an unquestionably dismal look at the wealthy teen's life in the mid-'90s.

But this ain't no 90210. Starring Alicia Silverstone and a gaggle of talentless teen actors and actresses, the title of Clueless is perfect Truth in Advertising. Told as a "This is my life" from rich kid Cher (Silverstone), the film is an update of Emma that follows the socialite through her daily ritual--schmoozing for better grades, applying makeup, leading on boys, and generally being a snob (but proud of it). Flat jokes abound; the laughs are at the cast, not with them.

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A Night At The Roxbury Review


Unbearable
It's all a conspiracy towards cheap movies. It's all a conspiracy towards cheap movies because some of them have become not an object to entertain but a calculated bomb. Something that was made cheap, made quick, and made bad. They (the movie execs) know it will bomb. They know that people will come out of the theater feeling as if they wasted their money. But, friends, Roman, countrymen... people who will hate the movie with a religious passion... they also know we'll see it, and they know they'll make up their budget.

It's something they do with their Madison Avenue boys. They teach them mind tricks and manipulations, slights of hand, scams, lies, and cheats. They teach them how to make the worst movie seem like a pile of good jokes, glitz, and glamour. They did such a thing to A Night at the Roxbury.

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