Easy ASeptember 17, 2010
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 7.1/10 (82,643 voted)
Critic's Score: 72/100
Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
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.
Thomas Haden Church
Eighth Grade Olive
The rumor-filled totally FALSE account of how I ruined my flawless reputation.
Release Date: 17 September 2010
Filming Locations: Ojai, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $17,734,040
(19 September 2010)
(19 December 2010)
Did You Know?
All of the members in the Cross Your Heart Club wears a purple rubber bracelet.
When Olive is doing the live broadcast near the end of the film, her screen is visible and it shows "Start Broadcast" multiple times, indicating that she isn't currently broadcasting anything.
The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
Easy A is Easy to Love….
Lately the genre of teen comedies skew to the ribald and the are more
sex romps than tell stories and introduce characters that you can not
only root for but like. "Easy A" is a welcomed throwback to earlier
teen comedies: risqué, but heartfelt.
In Emma Stone you have a Molly Ringwald for a new generation:
relate-able, sexy, funny, sarcastic and lovely shines as Olive, a girl
who leads her best friend (Aly Michalka) to believe she wasn't a
virgin. The rumor spreads about her fabled loose ways and spurs
different reactions from the school population: Brandon (Dan Byrd)
wants to use it to his advantage, Marianne (Amanda Bynes) the school's
self-appointed religious leader wants to shame Olive and Olive decides
to run with it for her own gains.
There are many pluses with this film: A cast of young actors who are
true actors who can convey the humor and uphold the tone of the film; a
truly funny, vibrant script by Bert V. Royal in which not only the
teens get to be smart and fully fleshed out characters but the adults
(Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci as Olive's wry and whimsical
parents are a joy; and Thomas Haden Church whose character is a new
spin on the "hip teacher".) as well.
With Stone as the lead and the only face in the promotional poster
people may think this is a "chick flick" but this film is for anyone
who just likes a good film.