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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. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    90
    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: 63 out of 82
  2. Negative: 13 out of 82
  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. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    6
    It's not bad, not great, just above average chick flick. Emma Stone makes and lives this movie.
  7. Oct 22, 2010
    0
    Why is this movie being praised? It's really truly not a good film. The characters made zero sense. Hi, I'm an intelligent high schooler whoWhy is this movie being praised? It's really truly not a good film. The characters made zero sense. Hi, I'm an intelligent high schooler who pretends to be a slut. Now I have a bad reputation and everyone stares at me because I decided to wear negligee to school and a big obvious red 'A' on my shirt. I have a best friend who has zero redeeming qualities and parents who have borderline personality disorder. Oh and for some reason all of the other sluts in school aren't given such a hard time as me. I am confused, but don't get me wrong I'm smart. Expand

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