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Friday, February 25, 2011

DVD Review: "Easy A"

"You're being pretty cavalier about this. Aren't you supposed to be eternally in love with him and s&*t?"
---"Yes... I believe so, if I was the Gossip Girl in Sweet Valley of the Traveling Pants."
There are some romantic comedies that you literally choke you with the cheese factor, and there are others that are just plain ole fun. While Easy A might not be remembered ten years from now like such films as Pretty in Pink, Pretty Woman, and Boomerang, but it's still a refreshing addition to today's genre.

Emma Stone (The House Bunny, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) sweeps audiences off their feet with her delectably zingy one-liners as sarcastic outsider Olive, a highschooler whose little white lie about a weekend romp spreads throughout the school like wildfire. With even her self-proclaimed promiscuous best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) stunned by Olive's shameless details, her female peers shun her while the male peers are intrigued to say the least. They instantly swarm around Olive to get in line to become her next conquests. In one day Olive went from an outsider to a seductress to eventually a slut. With her reputation tarnished, Olive decides to use her new status for good and turn the tables on everyone, including her long-lost crush, Woodchuck Todd (Penn Badgley).

Clever banter, charm, and borrowing themes from classic teen comedies (The Breakfast Club, Say Anything, etc.) save this movie from becoming just another fleeting teen comedy. And it helps that Oscar nominees Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci are a delight as Olive's hilariously quirky parents, who pride themselves on being new-age hippies minus jewelry and add more random discussions of their sexcapades. It's definitely not for everyone (and you probably have to be in a certain mood to watch it), but Easy A is at the very least a lot of fun to watch.

Rating: B


Film Gurl said...

Interesting review. I remember seeing the posters in the theaters yet wasn't sure if it would be another cliche and teen comedy type of film. Though, I agree - it looks like something that may not be for everyone and definitely you may have to be in a certain mood to watch. Thanks for the input! :)

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks for this DVD review Candice. You've reminded me that I still have to see this movie!

Brittani Burnham said...

I really enjoyed this, I was surprised because I had no expectations for it. Tucci and Clarkson were the best parts. Those are probably the best movie parents in recent memory.

Khay Writes said...

I really enjoyed Easy A. I didnt think I would, but I was pleasantly surprised. And who doesn't love Stanley Tucci? He's good in almost everything.

Castor said...

Yes! Fun to watch but a little bit short of becoming a teen comedy classic, I really enjoyed watching it in theater then on DVD again. Emma Stone really became her own here.

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