Clueless is a 1995 American coming-of-age teen comedy that is loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma, with a modern-day setting of Beverly Hills. The plot centers on Cher Horowitz, a rich and beautiful high school student, who befriends a new student named Tai Frasier and decides to give her a makeover. The film's director, studied real Beverly Hills high school students to learn the lingo. The film grossed $56.1 million in the United States. It has received generally positive reviews from critics and is considered to be one of the best teen films of all time.