The Rumour-Filled Totally False Account of How I Ruined my Flawless Reputation
After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.
Will Gluck's sophomore outing is a fantastic tribute to 80s teen movies. The script is written by Bert V. Royal with the biggest influences obviously being the late great John Hughes and the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in particular getting the biggest homages in the film. I'm sorry Matthew Broderick, but Emma Stone has taken the Shower Mohawk away from you and made it her own.
Used mostly as a "star vehicle" for Stone, it works where similar attempts for other stars have…
Really funny, entertaining movie. Emma Stone is great - pretty, smart, sarcastic, witty - the perfect casting choice. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson are brilliant as the most awesome parents ever!
How to rate this film? On the one hand, you have an excellent performance by Emma Stone, both funny and dramatic. (She's particularly good in the confessional booth scene.) I enjoyed the last two segments, starting from when the guy takes her to Red Lobster. And of course you have Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci killing it every time they step in front of the camera. (Kids, what do we say about Stanley? "He makes every movie better just by his presence." Well-remembered.)
But then you have that script, which is excruciatingly self-aware and smug. It screams, "Look how clever and witty I am", which distracts from the presence of genuine wit. Thomas…
I love Emma Stone's ....personality.
Marianne: There's a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.
Olive Penderghast: Tom Cruise?
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Emma Stone seems to have a bright future ahead with upcoming films directed by the likes of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Cameron Crowe and Woody Allen. Will Gluck on the other hand is directing the upcoming Annie remake.
Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) unwittingly starts a rumour that she's done a sex, and the next thing you know her whole school is up in arms. If Stone, a bright redhead who's extraordinarily adept at both comedy and drama, is a more talented Lindsay Lohan, then this is a superior - not to mention less stressful - spin on Mean Girls, full of brilliant one-liners and equipped with some razor-sharp satire. The nods to other teen movies seem unnecessary and forced, but the characters are very nicely drawn (while possessing a shared aptitude for densely eloquent phrasing), the unexpected gags come thick and fast (Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson have some great lines as the heroine's parents), and Stone is just absolutely superb. This is one of the best and most enjoyable comedies of the last few years.
Love the storyline, love the characters. One of my favorite movies ever.
Stone is one to watch. Great comic timing aided by top support from Tucci & Clarkson.
After recently watching Sideways (2004) I had a hankering to revisit Easy A. Even though it's quite a small part I really do like Thomas Haden Church in this, and since it's such an enjoyable film I had no qualms about revisiting. Easy A is an unashamed loveletter to the movies of John Hughes, with Emma Stone being unsurprisingly fantastic. I could prattle on about how adorable she is but it leaps from the screen and would therefore be a rather redundant prattle. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson are also quite possibly my favourite on-screen parents. So much good in this film - definitely worth checking out. Now I just have to remove 'Pocketful of Sunshine' from my head.
I feel like I got a love, and I know that it's all mine...
Second time around, I still find this movie charming. I love the fact that the lead is a high school girl living in 2010, but references 80's movies. The writer was born in 1977. A little bit younger than I was imagining, but still young enough to be influenced by that stock of movies.
Even though Emma Stone was in her early 20's, and it's a little hard to believe that she's a highschooller, I still find her irresistible. I wish there were girls as smart and funny as her, during my tour of duty in high school. There in lies the conundrum, it takes a girl in her 20's to pull of that caliber of teenage character.
Emma Stone is as funny as always. Gotta love her sense of humor!
Gross-out comedy is difficult to pull off. In Easy A, it's done reasonably well. It's a little lacking in character, but the performance by Emma Stone and some strong jokes make up for that. It loses a bit of steam in the third act, but it's a fun film, worth watching if you have nothing else to see.
Mildy amusing teen comedy with twenty-something actors and pretty smart dialogue. Hayden Church, Clarkson and Tucci are great as usual.