Easy A

500 Days Of Film Reviews Easy A And Finds A Smart, Funny Movie About Accepting Who You Are

Easy A is another film that I have seen before. I remembered loving it when I saw it - mainly because it is a surprisingly smart teen comedy with a really big heart.

Emma Stone (The Help, The Amazing Spiderman) stars as Olive, an academic teen struggling through high school. She feels invisible among her peers. At the beginning of the film she states: “If Google Earth were a guy, he couldn’t find me if I was dressed up as a ten storey building”.

However, one lie to her best friend changes all that and sets in motion a series of events that catapults Olive towards the limelight - for all the wrong reasons.  

Is It Any Good?

As a gal of a certain age, I have long loved the movies of John Hughes. I loved Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I still do.

So, I guess I was bound to like Easy A as it pays knowing homage to these films. At one point, Olive even asks why all of our lives can’t end up like a John Hughes movie. Why indeed?

This is a tale about feeling on the outside of things - something I am sure that we have all experienced. While it is funny, Easy A wins for me because of its big heart. Despite the situation that she finds herself in, Olive always tries to do the right thing. 

This is one of those films that I would happily watch again and again. I laughed a lot and it left me with a big goofy grin on my face. 

It is one of those comfort blanket movies - but with lots of interesting spark and edge.

Have you seen Easy A? If so, let me know what you think in the comments section below!   

Random Observations

I could watch Stanley Tucci in anything - all day. Best movie Dad award do you think?

Also could you imagine having parents like these? Hilarious :) 

Love Emma Stone - indeed all of the cast are brilliant in this. 

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Jane Douglas-Jones
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