Easy A movie review

\"\"Rough sex against a bedroom wall, hard butt slaps and the loudest moans you can imagine were featured in one of many sexual escapades in this teen comedy drama—except it was all a ruse.

Easy A stars Emma Stone as Olive, a high school teen who is book smart, but barely anyone at school even knows she exists. One lie to her hussy best friend quickly spawns off her popularity, making her a favourite with the guys and a major enemy to the girls. When reading The Scarlet Letter, Olive is accused of being like the protagonist in the novel. Olive decides to live up to the reputation by adding a red \”A\” on her new loose clothes.

This film features a phenomenal supporting cast; Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci are a hilarious pair as Olive’s parents. Tucci\’s line of \”I\’d put a bullet between my eyes for you, I\’d slit my throat for you,\” was great over the top sarcasm that they used throughout the movie. Thomas Haden Church was funny and sagely as Olive\’s teacher. Lisa Kudrow switched between comedy and serious so well, that it really takes you by surprise when it happens. Amanda Bynes as Olive\’s highly-religious nemesis and Malcolm McDowell as Olive\’s principal added to the strong performances.

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While boosting the popularity of gay, repugnant and nerdy guys with fake sexual stories, eventually Olive longs for that John Hughes stud in all of his classic 80\’s movies. This is where it becomes a relationship movie as Olive has continuous run-ins with her long-time crush Todd (Penn Badgley), who is the hunk she always wanted to kiss, but never did. The homage to Hughes\’ movies are a nice touch, although many teens today have probably never seen or heard of The Breakfast Club or Some Kind of Wonderful.

Easy A is a fun teen relationship flick that is mainly filled with ridiculous sophomoric behaviour and has a bit of a soft side to it. Not to be compared with one of Hughes\’ classics, but definitely worth a couple of laughs.

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Easy A

Directed by Will Gluck


Cast: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, Alyson Michalka, Cam Gigandet, Malcolm McDowell, Fred Armisen

Written by Bert V. Royal

Distributed by Screen Gems

In theatres now