Cinema Sweetheart's Rating: 7 out of 10
Director: William Gluck
Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Bagdley, and Dan Byrd
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Chick Flick
Run Time: 92 minutes
When a rumor starts to spread around her high school that Olive has lost her virginity, her whole life is flipped upside down. It doesn't help her reputation much when she pretends to sleep with the obviously gay, constantly bullied Brandon for a gift card. Soon, tons of unpopular guys are coming to her to "boost their reputations," and when Olive starts wearing a red letter "A" on all of her clothes, its Hester Prynne and The Scarlet Letter all over again.
Easy A is a hilarious chick flick about the labels we're given verses who we really are. I actually saw it with a group of girls from school, so the whole "chick flick" experience was just perfect! Ladies, this is a perfect film to see with your girlfriends, although I'm not so sure that this is the right film to drag the boyfriend to. He probably won't find it as interesting as you will. Emma Stone is hilarious as Olive, and Penn Bagdley is an adorable supporting actor.
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of "chick flicks," but I really enjoyed the overall performance of this one. There was romance, comedy, a lot of drama, and an interesting, fast-moving plot. And of course, I loved the connections to The Scarlet Letter. I thought that it was actually pulled off in a rather creative manner; a wonderful modern interpretation of Hawthorne's immortal classic.
Oh, and the soundtrack is amazing! Believe me, once you've seen Easy A, you'll be humming "Pocketful of Sunshine" for the next day or two. I know I was :P