Katherine Grace Marra reviews movies for teens on her own blog. This is her review of "Easy A."
Emma Stone nailed her performance as invisible high school girl Olive Penderghast in the Sony release "Easy A." Throughout the film, Olive's quirky, close-knit family supports and trusts her quest to find herself. Her best friend Rhiannon, played by Aly Michalka, wants Olive to hang out with her for the weekend. But Olive avoids it by saying that she has a date with a college guy.
The next Monday at school, she invents a story and tells Rhiannon that she lost her virginity to this made-up boy. But the most hated girl in school, Marianna, awfully portrayed by the effervescent Amanda Bynes, overhears her lie. Marianne's extreme Christianity convinces her that Olive will go to hell for what she did.
Of course, the rumor burns through school like wildfire, with Olive tagged as the school slut. But she decides that being noticed and having a bad reputation is much better than not being noticed at all. She goes shopping for a new wardrobe and sews a red "A" to all of her clothes, connecting to "The Scarlet Letter," the book they are reading in school. Other outcasts in school start paying Olive to pretend that she slept with them to enhance their cool appeal.
This movie is absolutely hilarious; the whole audience was laughing out loud on many occasions. I was surprised to see that the crowd comprised people of all different ages. "Easy A" has some slapstick comedy, but it also has very heartwarming scenes that put everyone in a mushy mood.
I highly recommend this charming comedy to everyone, especially teenage girls. I give it a 7.5 out of 10 for its great acting, lots of humor and characters that everyone can relate to.
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