Easy A

{4.5/5} “Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from ‘Sixteen Candles’ waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. 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. ”

Olive tells her best friend a lie about what she did on the weekend, but they’re overheard by a girl who spreads the rumour all over school. Now she’s known for something she didn’t do. She finds it ironic that they’re studying The Scarlet Letter but decides to experiment with her new persona. A few people, including her parents, know she’s a good kid but most people believe the rumours.

Easy A was released in 2010.

It has a bit of a different vibe than usual high school movies. Olive is different than a standard movie high school student, and her parents are different from standard movie parents.

Emma Stone is delightful, and Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci are screamingly funny.

Olive comes up with a 21st century solution to her problem.

The soundtrack is populated by some great pop songs.

Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) plays Olive and Aly Michalka (the TV show Hellcats) plays her best friend Rhiannon. Patricia Clarkson (The East) and Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) play Olive’s parents.

Malcolm McDowell (Star Trek Generations) plays the principal, and Thomas Haden Church (We Bought a Zoo) and Lisa Kudrow (the TV show Friends) play teachers.

The movie was directed by Will Gluck (Friends with Benefits).

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