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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Vampire comedy has cute moments but lacks bite.

Movie PG-13 2012 93 minutes
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Anyone who loved the immensely quotable, zeitgeist-capturing 1995 comedy Clueless will be excited to see Silverstone and director Amy Heckerling reteam. But the allure of the reunion wanes when it's obvious that while VAMPS might be cute and offer the occasional laugh, it's also amateurish and forgettable.

Despite the finely assembled cast, there's just not much to this comedy besides being a vehicle for nostalgia and reminding viewers how aging can be a bitter process. Heckerling does amusingly poke fun at the way everyone is so techno-dependent now (a lounge singer even checks her smartphone during her performance), but everything from the story to the special effects are thin and silly.

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