The same goes with Alicia. I enjoyed Clueless, but this is the first time
she has been given a role to do something with. She finally gets to show off more than
her face, and she succeeds admirably. She takes us with her on Emily's transformation
from an obnoxious "poor little rich girl" to an interesting and unexpected end.
In short, this movie has been grossly underestimated. In part, I blame this on
a poor marketing choice. As is witnessed by the video box, they were aiming this
movie at the usual Alicia fan. Fortunately for us, Excess Baggage is far too
mature a movie for the usual hormonal teen set, and we are the gainers by it.
These two paint a compelling and quirky story, and make a good movie out of it.
This is a good day for what movies are supposed to be about in the first place: characters,
plot and acting. Not an exploding building or computer generated tornado in sight.