FilmScene in the Park Sat, Jul 9, 2022 8:45 PM
Series Info
Series:FilmScene in the Park
Reel Representation
Film Info
Runtime:97 minutes
Director:Amy Heckerling
Year Released:1995
Production Country:USA


FilmScene in the Park is presented by McComas Lacina Construction in collaboration with Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.

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"A fresh, disarmingly bright and at times explosively funny comedy."—Brian Lowry, Variety

"As much a sharp, satirical parody of the affluent as it is hip, sassy entertainment dressed in designer labels."—Caroline Westbrook, Empire Magazine

Told through the lens of Jane Austen's Emma, Amy Heckerling's exploration of the ultra rich in 1990s Beverly Hills is a timeless piece of film adaptation as contemporary cultural examination. At the end of the grunge era where the skaters/stoners and the preps put aside their differences to party together and the most popular girl in school takes the newbie under her wing, the enduring struggle of coming of age is ripe for satire. With an all star cast of Alicia Silvertsone, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash, Donald Faison, and Paul Rudd, this hilarious teen comedy was a standard bearer for generations to come and remains one of the gold standards of the genre.