Review: Easy A (2010)

“I just thought of the funniest thing. My name is an anagram for “I love”.”

Easy A is a teen high school romantic comedy which stars Emma Stone (Zombieland), Lisa Kudrow (Analyze This), Alyson Michalka (Bandslam) and Amanda Byrnes (Big Fat Liar). The film was directed by Will Gluck who also did Fired Up.

The film is partially inspired by the novel “The Scarlet Letter” which is referenced within and throughout the film.

The film is about how Oliver Penderghast (Emma Stone) gets a reputation of being a “harlet” around the school but really she is only pretending about losing her virginity. This leads to a twisted lucrative business as boys in school send her hundreds of Dollars worth of gift cards to pay her to say that she has had sex with thus enhancing there reputations within school, but with this brings a downfall to Olive’s own reputation which before the lies started, was nothing.

The film boasts a strong performance from Emma Stone in a witty, funny and charming story. In fact the whole film is well acted which comes from a great script and good direction from Will Gluck. It references itself to a lot of the 80s Teen Comedies of the time, mainly John Hughes films like Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film and found it very funny and would highly recommend it to people. Easy A is proberly the best High School comedy since Mean Girls (2004). I can see Emma Stone will defiently go onto bigger films and become a top actress in the future. Easy A is an A+ film! I’d give it 4/5.


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