- Director: Will Gluck
- Details: USA/92 Mins 15A
- Release Date: 22/10/2010
Stone is "invisible" high school teen, Olive. Narrating her life in the form of a webcam confessional, she tells us how she became a lot more visible at her school by embracing a lie. Whilst blowing off her friend for the weekend, she tells her she had a date with a college guy, and, after much goading, fabricates a sexual encounter with him. When the conversation is overheard by Amanda Bynes' abstinence nut, she spreads it all over the school, and Olive is branded a slut. But instead of freaking out, she embraces it, and helps other geeky teens move up the social ladder by saying she slept with them. When things start to get out control, Olive soon begins to regret the little white lie that snowballed.
There's an effortlessness here that just makes an otherwise slight-feeling production feel infinitely more engaging. When you have Stanley Tucci playing a role that would be a throwaway performance (at best) if portrayed by most other actors, you know you're in for a treat. Lighting up one half of Olive's liberal folks opposite Clarkson, there's a genuine family dynamic between the three. Granted, the inclusion of an adopted kid seems to exist purely to reinforce the aforementioned liberalism, when the fine performances did it anyway, but that's merely a speedbump in an otherwise surprisingly enjoyable part of the film.
This is very much Stone's movie, though, and she more than holds her own opposite some of the premiere actors of their generation. It's a star-making turn in a film that is elevated simply by her appearance. Granted, a twist towards the end feels a bit heavy for the light and breezy tone that preceded it, but at that stage you'll be too on board with Olive and her kooky folks to care.
It goes without saying that teens will adore this. But Easy A is sharp and funny enough to appeal to everyone. Thoroughly enjoyable - watch Stone soar now.
Review by Mike Sheridan | 09:00 | Friday 22nd October 2010 | Movie Review
really looking forward to seeing this, was worried the trailer gave too much away but after reading this review I won't miss it!Posted 08:56 | Wed 13th Oct 2010
Trailers do really give the whole movie away ;/ but very popular movie to be seeing this week !Posted 00:24 | Mon 25th Oct 2010
If your a fan of mean girls, super bad or juno you have to see this movie, and if you havent seen any of the films mentioned above....YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS FILM!! I am not a teen by any stretch of the imagination and while its obvious that teens will adore this, it really does offer something for all audiences. The casting of Emma Stone in her first major role was an enlightened move by the director and she really steals the show opposite more established actors!! It is a smart, witty and hilarious film with a clever storyline and excellent soundtrack to match!! Suitable for the boys and a film not to be missed when visting the cinema this week!Posted 03:23 | Wed 27th Oct 2010
Great fun! I really did enjoy it from start to finish.Posted 21:07 | Thu 28th Oct 2010
I wanna see this film have a choicee between this or parranormal activity 2 which 1 wil i go c? :) xPosted 17:13 | Mon 1st Nov 2010
Dr is such a big hype about P.A2 .. id go for easy a .. :)Posted 00:38 | Thu 4th Nov 2010
It one of the best teen films everPosted 17:18 | Fri 26th Nov 2010
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