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.
Good, but only because it rips off John Hughes.
this movie gets dumber and dumber. whis is a shame, considering how awesome Emma Stone is in this.
Ongelofelijk grappige en orginele romantische komedie, top!
I don't know how I managed to overlook this as it's right up my alley for things to watch while hungover. Easy A is a fun little teen comedy that's perfect for when you just want to throw something on without having to think too much.
Olive (Emma Stone) is a witty and edgy girl who soon becomes victim to a rumour about her being a slut. She turns the tables and begins wearing that label proudly and even profits off of boys who need a social boost by spreading rumours about them; a safe teen twist on prostitution. Reputation is everything in high school and Olive finds that out the hard way.
Easy A often lingers on the line…
Emma Stone was fantastic in this role... it's the first role I saw her in. She really shined in this movie with her physical comedy. Nicely done!
Emma Watson is cool!
This was a nice change of pace from the average chick flick. For me, its biggest difficulty was that it pushed the sarcasm and wit way too hard.
Filme de sessão da tarde? Realmente. Mas consegue entreter de certa forma.
A bit funny. But it was way to "cliché american high school movie".
And it had Emma Stone which is a huge plus.