Thursday, April 17, 2014

04/17: Easy A

In an update (or modernized version) of The Scarlet Letter, Emma Stone gives one of her best performances in Easy A. It's always easy to be confused by her hair, be it blonde or brunette. She even said in an interview that one of them was her actual natural color. She leads a great cast in this film.

Good-girl/level-headed Olive (Stone) tells her friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) in the ladies room at school that she lost her virginity to a college guy. Listening in is the jealous religious girl Marianne (Amanda Bynes) which she later spreads around the school, leading to a chain reaction of things pinned on Olive. Living the lie, she enjoys the attention for a bit until it gets way out of hand. Her teachers even become involved.

It goes without saying its a great teen movie for this generation. And by modern, I mean by technological ways, like webcasts and such. Olive narrates most of the movie through her webcast. It's a great story, and despite of what I said in the opening statement above, it's not necessarily completely based on Scarlet Letter. There are some parts not related that are mixed in.

Paul Rudd gives a great serious performance as a teacher, and I believe this was the last Amanda Bynes film before she went weird....I mean really weird. Check this one out!

My rating: 8 out of 10

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