A gem. Director Amy Heckerling, whose FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) defined a generation of suburban proto-slackers, goes back to high school -- this time in Beverly Hills -- and the result is pricelessly fresh and funny. Cher (Alicia Silverstone, who's perfection itself)
and her best friend Dionne (Stacey Dash) are both fabulously rich and, well, fabulous -- till they resolve to repudiate their shallow worldview and dedicate themselves to doing good. First task: the transformation of grunge girl Tai (Brittany Murphy) into a popular babe. The frivolous trendiness
of these overprivileged teenagers is winningly portrayed, and Heckerling's version of teen-speak ...