If you grew up in the 90s, you know Cher Horowitz and her friends.
Heckerling does a fantastic job of presenting what seems on the surface to be a cotton candy story with lightweight characters, but really runs much deeper revealing subtle truths about human nature.
In a plot derived in part from Jane Austen’s `Emma’, Cher works behind the scenes to arrange love matches between various students, she is a master of love for everyone but herself.
Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life.