Movie Review: Easy A

Movie Synopsis:

Easy A (stylized as easy A) is a 2010 American teen comedy film directed by Will Gluck, written by Bert V. Royal and starring Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Haden Church, Dan Byrd, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, and Aly Michalka. The screenplay was partially inspired by the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Review: 

2010 definitely had brought in a lot of good movies...I can't believe I was actually one year late to finally see a movie as good as Easy A. I'd watched it last year, and I have no idea how I came across this movie in the first place. Easy A is the only movie till date, that I've kept on repeat, without skipping a single scene. It was that good in my opinion. In fact, I decided to pay my own tribute to the movie by making my protagonist, Jasmine, have the very same song as the ring tone, which was a huge part of Easy A: 

I've got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine
I've got a love and I know that it's all mine -

The amazing song by Natasha Beddingfield. What had intrigued me about this movie was the tagline the promotional posters used, "A Comedy about a good girl, a small favor and a BIG rumor." Emma Stone as Olive Pendarghast plays the teenager who has always stayed away from the usual garbage teenagers are up to. Her best friend, Rhiannon (Aly Michalka), has always dominated her and made her do what Rhi wants. But in order to get out of a weekend camping trip, Olive lies to Rhiannon that she has a date with her eder brother's friend, George. 

That was the lie which started it all. Because Rhiannon comes back, demanding exactly what Olive has been up to over the weekend, and assumes she must have "lost her V-card" to George. Unfortunately, this incident is overheard by Mary Ann Bryant (Amanda Bryant), who is called a "stuck up Jesus freak" by her peers. Mary Ann makes it her personal mission to make Olive tread the righteous path and not behave like a skank.

What I liked about the movie is that it deals with the fairly complex relationships teenagers everywhere seem to build up. Easy A is a simple movie wherein a lie is blown out of proportion and the viewers will hang on till the last, in order to figure out how it all ends.

If you're like me, you'd probably watch the IMDB list and find out the goofs and trivias...but let me just tell you that, do not look into the goofs. You'll end up spoiling your own joy at watching the movie.

The cast for the movie was very well chosen with Dan Byrd (I'd not seen this guy after A Cinderella Story), Penn Badgley, Lisa Kudrow, Patricia Clarkson and Sam Tucci, doing justice to all their roles. Especially, Todd (Badgley), who seemed to be there in all of Olive's turning points, without the usual, swooning from a distance drama teen flicks usually have.

The soundtrack too was amazing. Never have I enjoyed my night time movie watching session more. I definitely became Emma Stone's fan, judging by the performance she put forward here. So if you want something to entertain you, and you're looking for witty statuses to put up on facebook, this just might be the movie for you. (This movie has plenty of good dialogues which can be used as statuses.)


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