Easy A 2010

Amazon Instant Video

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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 rumour mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Starring:
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes
Runtime:
1 hour 28 minutes

Easy A

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Product Details

Genres Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Will Gluck
Starring Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes
Supporting actors Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Malcolm McDowell, Penn Badgley, Lisa Kudrow, Dan Byrd, Patricia Clarkson, Alyson Michalka
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Feb 2012
Format: DVD
Easy A is sharp, funny and witty. It takes the basic formula of a teenager outcast from the cool kids at school and turns it on its head. Its starts outright with a narration from the lead character stating this isnt your typical teen drama, which in most senses its not, although it does follow some of the basic rules of this type of film. Throughout the film you follow a rumour spiralling out of control and the consequences of going along with it rather than nipping it in the bud. What starts as an innocent misunderstanding soon snowballs into the hottest news the school has ever heard and transforms one girl into the queen bee. Whilst she never really embraces her new found fame, Grace clearly relishes the new found attenton she is getting and the decides she may aswell help others in their quest to become a cool kid! The ending is pretty formulaic but the journey to that point is entertaining and this is mainly due to Emma Stone's great performance. She brilliantly takes on the role and runs with it showing she has some great comic timing whilst keeping in touch with the human side of proceedings. The film is well paced and feels original even though all its doing is dressing up the usual cliches found in this type of movie, but much like the equally entertaining Mean Girls, it transcends the normal teenage audience to appeal to adults as well and it does so with style and genuine laugh out loud moments. Well worth a watch if sardonic, dry humour is your style.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Stampy on 24 Oct 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Emma Stone stars as Olive, a lonely heart who lies about losing her virginity to her best friend and soon rumour spreads she is a slut. Initially mortified Olive parades around the school as a slut, wearing an `A' on her clothing but soon she ends up in trouble.

Described as "the best teen comedy since Mean Girls" this is a must see because quite simply, it is. The comedy variety of clever performances, physical humour and beautiful word play make a combination of knockabout comedy a treat for anyone over 15 years of age that will entertain you for a glorious hour and a half.

Emma Stone in her first major leading role excels as a typical but not yet typical teenager going through life's friendship and educational battles, and thankfully with a difference. Olive narrates via an internet blog about how everything came about and her life and school reputation changed. Through some original narrative design and comic brightness audiences are easily engaged into the world of its heroine.

Stone's performance is indescribably funny. From singing alone in her bedroom to strutting around in revealing clothing and making us laugh at the same time has made her a star for the future. One scene where she pretends to have it on in a bedroom is very funny and whilst marketed as a comedy, the inevitable drama sequences show Stone as a rock.

Stone steals the film but thanks to the experience of Stanley Tucci and Thomas Haden Church we have an array of comic genius. Tucci has never been funnier.

The plot boasts some great twists and turns whilst marketing some great songs on its soundtrack.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 July 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Easy A is directed by Will Gluck and written by Bert V. Royal. It stars Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow and Aly Michalka. Brad Segal scores the music and Michael Grady is the cinematographer.

In order to escape going on a hippie camping trip with her friend Rhiannon (Michalka) and her parents, Olive Pendergast (Stone) lies that she is going on a date with a guy. When pressed for details by the insistent Rhiannon the following Monday, Olive further fibs that she lost her virginity to said guy. This is overheard by leader of the God Squad, Marianne Bryant (Bynes), who promptly spreads the news like wild fire. When another pupil asks for her help to hide his homosexuality by saying they had sex together, Olive, her virginal stock already tarnished, agrees and sets in wheels the motion of a world of fake floozy and financial gain. But pitfalls are surely around the corner...

Ok, in essence it's just a comic spin on The Scarlet Letter, which Olive and classmates are studying in class, but following on from the great standards set by Clueless and Mean Girls, Easy A has enough vigour, vibrancy and savvy nous to make it one of the best teen comedies post the 1980's. True enough to say that some of the weighty angst themes such as promiscuity, peer pressure and peripheral love are glossed over in favour of lightweight comedy, not to mention the ballsy attack on religion, but still the social comment, all be it wryly, does exist. Besides, it's more fun this way, where the one line zingers and the whippy dialogue come thick and fast, courtesy of a fine script and a wonderful array of characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
Emma Stone has been typecast as a nerdy high school/ college girl. If you have seen her in other movies, her character is the same in this one. Needless to say, she does it very well, so well in fact when she attempts to act sexy, it doesn't work, perhaps a sign that they had Lindsey Lohan in mind for the part. Emma doesn't want to go camping with her BFF's family so she lied about what she is doing that weekend and later lies that she had sex. (I loved the birthday card from the grandparents with $5.00 in it.) This falsehood is spread around school.

Later a guy who is gay asks Emma to say she had sex with him so the kids won't pick on him. At a party, she pretends to have sex with him while nearly the entire student body is outside the door listening. Emma is shocked she now has the reputation as a "skank." This is a weak plot point that Ms. Stone makes real for us, as well as pretending to have sex for money with half the school. There is of course the Christian crowd who are more loud and obnoxious than in real life (I think), and Lisa Kudrow who did a lousy job as a guidance counselor, or maybe she wasn't good enough to save a plot with so many cartoon characters and plot implausibilities. The movie was laugh out loud funny and that was only because we did watch all those 80's movies.

For those who liked this movie, especially the confrontation with the campus Christians, I recommend the movie "Saved."
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