I have no idea how I haven’t watched this movie again in the whole 2013. I guess I just didn’t as I was busy discovering new genres. Attached with the fact that the past weekend in THIS post, I claimed it to be my feel good movie, you already know what to expect in the review but still, lets get on with it 🙂
Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow
Olive (Emma Stone) is a normal not very popular student at school. One day, when her extremely religious classmate, Marianne (Amanda Bynes) overhears her claiming to her best friend, Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) that she had lost her virginity with a college guy, the rumor spreads quickly. With this, she sees that these rumors gives her a new social attention in the school that she enjoys and she ends up using these rumors to bring more attention on herself even though it came with a rather tarnished reputation.
This was the first movie I became fully aware of who Emma Stone was. Sure, I remembered her from House Bunny and realized she was in Ghost of Girlfriends Past, but this one placed her on the map in my book. She’s funny and sarcastic and this movie is just so my type of humor. I had a great time with it. Since then, Emma Stone has been one of my top 10 favorite actresses. I really think she can do no wrong. I even revisit some of her roles and I realize how she might be the shining part in a not so good movies (like for Ghost of Girlfriends Past). Of course, the movie itself has a great tone. It was smart, witty humor and payed tribute to great teen comedies, you know, John Hughes era.
Honestly, I love the whole cast in Easy A. After my long girl crush talk on Emma Stone, lets look at the rest of the cast. We have in a rather smaller supporting role, Thomas Haden Church and Lisa Kudrow. Both are very good at creating funny moments even when they are really trying to be serious. We have the before crazy mode Amanda Bynes. The one I do love quite a bit. She plays a fully devoted religious girl and she was quite funny, especially her whole talks and attacks with with Emma’s character Olive.
We have some awesome young actors that I like, Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley. That guy slowly grew on me as I watched Gossip Girl more. I really should finish up the last 1.5 seasons. Penn Badgley is not a bad looking guy but what he has is a charm to him and I like the vibe he gives off in his roles. In this one, he didn’t have a huge role since Easy A was more of a teen comedy than a romantic one so the focus wasn’t on the guys.
I really think that the cast and the characters are the life of any kind of comedy so I’m going to focus on that.
Moving along, Olive’s family is fabulous as well. I love Stanley Tucci so much, who plays Olive’s father. The man is a genius. He breathes life into any role he is given. Seriously, pick any role he’s done and if I’ve seen it, I’ll remember it because he’s just so awesome. Him and Patricia Clarkson, who played his wife was such fun to watch.
So yes, did you get that this movie was fun and funny? I’m pretty sure you did. These late nights of finishing up the TESL course has ironically zapped most of my vocabulary out of my mind. Easy A is an awesome teen comedy and one that I totally recommend. If you haven’t seen it, check it out! I promise you’ll have fun, well, the majority of you. Emma Stone is amazing and the movie itself just so fantastic 🙂
What do you think of Easy A? Are you a fan of Emma Stone?