Easy A, a comedy starring Emma Stone, opens nationwide in theaters this Friday, September 17, 2010.
Easy A is a story about a clean cut high school girl who tells a little white lie about losing her virginity to help out a friend who is picked on at school. Suddenly, Olive (Emma Stone), sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in “The Scarlet Letter,” which she is currently studying in school — until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
The cast of Easy A includes Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow and Malcolm McDowell. The film was directed by Will Gluck.
Easy A received favorable reviews.
“The movie belongs to Stone, that gorgeous, husky-voiced redhead. When most actors deliver nonstop patter, their mouths get ahead of their minds, but Stone’s brain works so fast that her mouth can barely keep up.” -David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“…its silliness, over-the-topitude and fabulous leading lady, who caps her fresh, charming performance…” -John Anderson, Variety
“The ghost of John Hughes smiles upon Easy A, a film that freely and giddily borrows from and pays tribute to Hughes’ famous Holy Trinity of ’80s teen angst comedies.” -Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
Check out the Easy A trailer below.
Easy A is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material.