25th Anniversary Screening
Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher and Dionne are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough, yet warm-hearted, lawyer dad and hunky, sensitive stepbrother, also has an innate urge to help those less fortunate—like the two introverted teachers she tries to bring together and new friend Tai, who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected. Filmed at Westside Pavilion, West L.A. (exterior shots) and Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, Calif. (interior shots).