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'Clueless' is 25? As if! Why this sparkling rom-com is a ray of sunshine in these troubled times

In dark times, movies can make us feel better; particularly romantic comedies, and particularly romantic comedies in which everyone has an impossibly goofy smile and the sun constantly shines and everything’s right with the world. As it happens, just such a movie is celebrating a milestone birthday this year: “Clueless,” written and directed by Amy Heckerling, is a movie that should come with its own tagline: Lightening Everyone’s Spirits Since 1995.I’m a little early with the quarter-century celebration — “Clueless” initially came out in July — but this just seemed like the right moment: A lo...


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