Sunday, December 29, 2013

Movie Review: Easy A

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

I watched this movie a couple days after Christmas after falling in love with the trailer, which you can watch at the bottom of the post. Sure, it's not very holiday-y, but there's just something irresistible about a "clean cut high school girl" lying about losing her V-card and becoming the school whore without, well, actually becoming the school whore.

First up, the acting was amazing. I mean, I wouldn't expect anything less of Emma Stone, but still. Her character in this is very similar to that in Crazy, Stupid Love. In both movies, she plays the innocent teenager. It works for her. The cast of characters is great: there's a group of God-crazy teens trying to fix the world and ending up scaring the bejeezus out of everyone, the cheating, lying, inappropriate counselor, Woodchuck Todd, all those nerdy guys who pay Olivia for a "bang", and of course, Olivia's sweet, humorous, loving family. If only all families were like that...

This movie is pretty fast-paced and there's never a boring moment. Of course, it's inappropriate for children, but there aren't any inappropriate scenes. I want to say it's great for the entire family...but it's really not. Only teens please! Anyone looking for some laughs, or just wanting to pick themselves up after a bad day: this movie is perfect for you. The great news is that this movie is great for any time of the year. Just don't stay cuddled up next to the fire expecting a sweet romance, because while the movie is both sweet and romantic, it's more comedy than anything. Seeing how not-new this movie is, I'm guessing plenty of you have already watched it. Any agreements or disagreements you'd like to share? Comment below! For those of you who haven't watched this amazing movie yet, take the 2 min. and 33 sec. necesssary to watch the trailer below; it really is worth it.

So you still interested? If you are, here's a link to watch the movie. Enjoy!

Some tips for watching the video:
1. Click on Create Streaming Link
2. Enter the code to prove you're not an alien
3. When you're directed to the video page, don't click on the ad, but the play button on the video screen
4. There may be several ad pop-ups when going through this process...close them all
5. Have fun!
Movie: Easy A
Released September 17, 2010
Director: Will Gluck
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screenplay: Bert V. Royal
Music Composed by: Brad Segal


  1. What? You review movies too? I'm definitely SOLD! :) I totally liked this movie too. And now that you mention it, Emma Stone does play the quirky/dorky character often. I like! Maybe you'll be interested in the MTV show "Awkward." It kinda has the same vibe, but it's all about this sophmore girl exploring her sexuality (cringe...)

  2. My reaction was more like O_O I'll definitely try to check it out though, thanks for the rec!:)