Genre Grandeur – Easy A (2010) – Drew’s Movie Reviews


high-school-romanceFor this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – High School/Teen Romance Movies, here’s a review of Easy A (2010) by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews

Thanks again to Kim of Tranquil Dreams for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Reut of Sweet Archive.  We will be reviewing our favorite dark comedies. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of July by sending them to darkcom@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Reut!

Let’s see what Drew thought of this movie:

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EasyA

Synopsis

Olive (Emma Stone) has been completely anonymous throughout high school. When her friend Brandon (Dan Byrd) asks her to pretend to have sex with him so he will stop getting bullied for being gay, she gets more attention than she bargained for.

 

Review

At its core, Easy A is very similar to most other teen movies. Olive is trying to discover who she is and in the process causes friction between her and her best friend and she feels more alone than ever. However, it ends up working on so many levels. A huge part of its success stems from Emma Stone. She nails Olive’s personality. She cute, smart, charming, and always ready with a quip. Honestly, it’s hard to imagine any other actress playing the part. Stone could easily carry the film by herself but she doesn’t have to. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as Olive’s parents steal every scene they’re in. Not only are they the chill and understanding type of parents, but they are funny. It’s easy to see where the character of Olive gets her wits. Besides the great characters, Easy A commentates on how easily information can be passed along and skewed in today’s digital age. Not to mention teens are more than willing to gossip and pass along scandalous information about their peers. This subtext isn’t heavy handed or in your face but easily picked up (the way it should be presented). Easy A is what every teen movie should strive to be. It has well-written characters, a great cast, a relevant message, jokes that don’t fall flat, and a big heart.

 

Rating

4/5

 

Favorite Quote

Chip: I like your pants.

Olive: Thank you. They’re Cosco. You can have them when you get a little taller if you want.

Chip: I’m never going to go through puberty.

Rosemary: Of course you will, baby. We’re a family of late bloomers. I didn’t until I was 14 nor did Olive.

Chip: Why does that matter? I’m adopted.

Dill: What!? Oh my god! Who told you? Guys, we were going to do this at the right time.

 

Trailer

 

Cast & Crew

Will Gluck – Director

Bert B. Royal – Writer

Brad Segal – Composer

 

Emma Stone – Olive

Aly Michalka – Rhiannon

Penn Badgley – Woodchuck Todd

Dan Byrd – Brandon

Amanda Bynes – Marianne

Thomas Haden Church – Mr. Griffith

Lisa Kudrow – Mrs. Griffith

Patricia Clarkson – Rosemary

Stanley Tucci – Dill

Bryce Clyde Jenkins – Chip

 

16 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur – Easy A (2010) – Drew’s Movie Reviews

  1. Nice choice Drew. I’m sad to say I skipped over this because I prejudiced it a bit much but I can see it’s got some potential to be a big surprise much like Mean Girls was for me.

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