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CLUELESS
February 27, 2016  | By David Bianculli

Freeform, 6:45 p.m. ET

 

There’s nothing new on of note on TV this evening, so it’s a good time to catch up on some old movies. Not too old, this time – for example, this 1995 comedy is only 21 years old now – older than its protagonist, played by Alicia Silverstone, but still pretty young, as films go. Clueless tapped into and popularized the Valley Girl culture and teenspeak of the mid-1990s, and also showcased, as a charming young leading man, a guy named Paul Rudd. All these years later, Silverstone isn’t doing much of note, while Rudd is starring in a Marvel movie franchise as Ant-Man – proving, I guess, the truth of the adage that there are no small parts, only small actors…

 
 
 
 
 
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