Sunday, May 22, 2011

Easy A

Reputation is everything, at least in high school.  Loosely bases on The Scarlet Letter, Easy A follows the story of Olive (Emma Stone), who tried to be unknown at her high school.  That all changes with one Rumor. We see what happens when Olive helps out her in the closet gay friend, Brandon, (no the character is not based on me so don't ask)  stay in the closet by pretending to have sex with him at a party.  He tells his friends what Olive did for him and soon Olive is getting offers to "help out" other guys.  At first, she isn't too thrilled be be throught of as a slut but quickly takes to this new label and plays the part of the school whore, even sewing a big red letter A on her shirts just like Hester Puriet.  Her english teacher (Thomas Haden Church) starts to notice something is wrong and thinks that Olive might be getting a little to into their current reading assignment.  He suggests that she go talk to the school therapist ( Lisa Kudrow), who is also his wife.  What would a movie like this be without the sort of hot girl who is super religous and very judgmental, don't worry, the have that covered.  Marianne (Amanda Bynes), spends most of the movie trying to "save" Olive from what she thinks she has been doing. 

Over all this is a really decent movie.  Emma Stones performance is what makes this movie.  She has great comedic timing and seems to hold her own with people Kudrow who have been in the business for a while.  It is no wonder that she will be in a couple of movies this summer. 

This is diffidently a movie you want to watch ASAP!

Average Netflix Rating: 3.9 stars
Instant Watchers Rating: 4 stars

Easy A is rated PG-13 for Mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug materia.  92 minutes.

On Netflix as part of Starz play presented by Starz Channel 

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