Easy A

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  • Summary: 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.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. (Sony Pictures) Expand

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  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. This is the kind of movie about teenagers that an adult audience should embrace. It's simply that good, and Stone is nothing short of wonderful.
  2. 88
    It's a funny, engaging comedy that takes the familiar but underrated Emma Stone and makes her, I believe, a star.
  3. A high school romp that turns a stale genre upside down with sly wit and sharp satire.
  4. 75
    The ghost of John Hughes smiles upon Easy A, a film that freely and giddily borrows from and pays tribute to Hughes' famous Holy Trinity of '80s teen angst comedies.
  5. It's definitely a Diablo Codyesque cut above the norm – the wit can sometimes feel contrived but at least there's wit to be found.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    What this high school morality fable really recalls is "Clueless" -- a comedy of very contemporary ill manners drawn from classic literature, an immersion in the young-adult lexicon and a potentially career-making showcase for its lead actress, Emma Stone.
  7. The script, credited to one Bert V. Royal, seems to have been run through an out-of-control sass machine (seriously, it'll make you appreciate Diablo Cody's tact).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 83
  2. Negative: 14 out of 83
  1. Jun 17, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A fantastic teenage angst film. Easy A delivers everything that you could possibly want from a move: a lot of laughs, a heartfelt conclusion, and plenty of references to classic literature (the Scarlet Letter). Highlighted by strong performances, especially by Emma Stone, Easy A is a whole lot better then most 80's teen films. With plenty of pop culture references and a lot of humor at the sake of religion, Easy A is a great film, and one not to miss. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2010
    10
    I loved this movie! Very funny!! I usually don't see teen movies but my daughter wanted to go. I think I enjoyed it as much or more thanI loved this movie! Very funny!! I usually don't see teen movies but my daughter wanted to go. I think I enjoyed it as much or more than her - Great cast!! Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2010
    9
    One of the better movies I have seen in a while. Great teen movie with so many amazing one liners. I will watch this again to catch things IOne of the better movies I have seen in a while. Great teen movie with so many amazing one liners. I will watch this again to catch things I missed the first time, because I was laughing. Expand
  4. May 12, 2011
    7
    While at first it takes some 20 minutes to get used to the rather uncommon comedic style of direction, Easy A ends up being a very hilariousWhile at first it takes some 20 minutes to get used to the rather uncommon comedic style of direction, Easy A ends up being a very hilarious film!! With great acting by Emma Stone and a rather interesting take at the Scarlet Letter, the film provides for numerous funny moments, and some quite unexpectedly good acting - especially in shirtless scenes, haha. Well, I'm not talking about Mrs.Stone here, but one should check the film out to know what I'm talking about.
    That aside, the film is funny, refreshingly original and keeps one wanting more! Very good comedy, one of the best of the year! 7/10!
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  5. Jul 5, 2014
    7
    The movie is nothing special but the sexy and charming Emma Stone makes it fresh and juvenile, just like the rest of the cast. Yes it's goodThe movie is nothing special but the sexy and charming Emma Stone makes it fresh and juvenile, just like the rest of the cast. Yes it's good but I think it's not great as the other movies... Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2011
    6
    A friend had labelled this film as on par with such teen movie gems as Clueless and Mean Girls, and from the small parts I had seen, was allA friend had labelled this film as on par with such teen movie gems as Clueless and Mean Girls, and from the small parts I had seen, was all set to agree with him. However, I was overall disappointed. Emma Stone is really good, she has a great sense of timing, and Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson are really excellent as her parents. But the film suffers because of a fairly obvious story, some pretty uninteresting parts (largely featuring Amanda Bynes, Aly Michala and Cam Gigandet), and a surprisingly boring love interest. Not quite up to being called a teen movie classic. Expand
  7. Apr 29, 2012
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Watching movie in my free time is one of the many ways I like to relax. After watching Easy A, I came away with a lot of mix emotions about the movie and events that happened throughout the movie. This movie was funny to watch but as a Christian it really went against my world view. This movie is about a girl who pretends to have sex with the most unlikely of students. She never really had sex with any of the boys but she would make up a sex story for the boys to spread around to help the boys reputation through the school. She would receive money and gift cards for what she would do or in this case not do with the boys. This movie totally throws out the whole idea of saving sex for the marriage. Even though she may not have had sex with the boys, she gave off the idea that she was. The movie title just is one example of how she has affected her life now, Easy A. through her actions she was telling the school that she was easy when it came to a sexual relationship. Sex was created by God as a blessing and throughout this movie, sex was thought of as something not special and not a blessing. The thought of sex today has the same view today in 2012 as it has had in the past.
    Another part of the movie that added to the plot was the character of the Christian high school group leader. Throughout the movie her character was shown as a stupid character without any real feelings. She lived in the mindset that she needs to fix everything wrong in other people. I am not downplaying the prayer that she did throughout the movie but other than praying for the main character she did not help her in any way. She would always be around to tell her what she was doing wrong but ever be willing to help her stop the sinful actions. Christians have always had this negative view on them as being judgmental and not willing to help, this movie played into this view. Her character never broke out of that view to show how true Christians should be acting in the real world. Just so you all know not all Christians are like this character, we actually care about and are willing to help in any situation that may come up in life.
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