[Last Time I Saw] Easy A (2010)

Easy A poster

Title: Easy A
Year: 2010
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Bert V. Royal
Music: Brad Segal
Cinematography: Michael Grady
Cast:
Emma Stone
Penn Badgley
Amanda Bynes
Dan Byrd
Alyson Michalka
Thomas Haden Church
Lisa Kudrow
Stanley Tucci
Patricia Clarkson
Cam Gigandet
Malcolm McDowell
Fred Armisen
Rating: 7.2/10

Easy A 2010

This high school comedy was a dark house last year and earned more than 80 million dollars in the box office in North America alone. It stars the new girlfriend of Spiderman Emma Stone as a modern THE SCARLET LETTER tale happened in high school without any vulgar slapstick which frequently reoccur in the recent comedies worked as set pieces. The tug-war between rumors and reputations is always tricky not only to teenagers.

The film has a star-studded supporting cast, including oscar nominees Thomas, Patricia and Stanley, as well as Lisa Kudrow, who surprisingly had a slightly repugnant role. Patricia and Stanley as the liberal parents does manifest a great affecting love and rapport with their children (the quirky respond to the adaption question), which is the most precious achievement of the film, deserves a standing ovation.

Emma Stone is adorable in her first leading role, which earned her an Golden Globe nomination this year, her hoarse voice does distinguish her from other cheesy hot chicks and her personal temperament is perfect for her charecter, like it is emphasized in the film, the film reminds us of 80’s teenage films made by the late John Hughes, time flies, nostalgia becomes the new trend, for example, the unrecognizable Amanda Bynes, I miss SHE’S THE MAN (2005) even though she is only 24 now.

It is a big comfort to see a fresh teenage comedy focused on a high school girl instead of the popular nerdy geeks, and I do foresee a brighter future for Ms. Emma Stone.

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