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A guide to teen films of the 90's and early 00's

If you enjoy teen movies of the 90's and early 00's, you might get a kick out of the documentary 'Beyond Clueless'. Which is basically a re-cap of teen movies from that era, and... not much else.

The documentary briefly summarizes several of these youth-oriented films that filled theaters 15-20 years ago, and shows A LOT of clips from even more of them -- but it doesn't analyze the movies, nor does it appear to follow any sort of pattern in introducing them. 'Beyond Clueless' is basically just a series of movie clips -- with occasional commentary by Fairuza Balk (who, incidentally, is FAR from my favorite actress; but at least she's just the narrator here).

In short: I'm not really sure what was the point of this documentary -- if it even had a point.

That being said -- I've had the "honor" of viewing my fair share of silly teen flicks from the 1990's and 2000's. So, while watching 'Beyond Clueless', I'll admit that it was kind of fun to see clips and hear commentary about some of the movies that I was already familiar with (even if I wasn't necessarily a *fan* of whatever movie I'd seen that Fairuza happened to be talking about at the time in those particular segments).

On the flip side -- I couldn't have cared less about the movies I *hadn't* watched (or, in some cases, even heard of). Also, there was WAY too much focus devoted to horror films.

To be honest, there were probably too many movies spotlighted in this documentary, period -- horror or non-horror. 'Beyond Clueless' might have seemed tighter, more focused, and more like an actual documentary than a random selection of clips, had the filmmakers gone with a smaller selection.

Still, although it's possible that I'm being a bit too generous, I'll go ahead and grant this one an "average" rating of two and a half stars (or 5/10).

Added by thaskett
4 years ago on 5 September 2015 01:02