Excerpt: High school. Looking back twenty years later, I think it’s safe to say that it’s not nearly as bad as portrayed in the movies. Yes I realize that some had some great times, others not so much.
Summary: Finally taking center stage and proving she can carry an entire film, Emma Stone stars in 'Easy A,' a story about high school gossip and the damage they create. Getting a clue from the teen comedies of the 80s, this vague, modernized retelling of The Scarlet Letter is a very funny and highly...
Excerpt: Easy A does sort of stand for something: appeal. It’s a film designed for everybody, relating to those who like classic literature, ’80s movies, teen sex romps, a bit of romantic comedy, and satirical stabs at the drama of high school.
Conclusion: Easy A at times seems pretty risqué for a PG-13 film, far more so than say Clueless or Mean Girls , yet is far tamer than American Pie or Super Bad , the latter starred Stone. As a result it doesn't quite go far enough at times and all too "easily" concludes with a neat Hughes style ending.
Excerpt: Emma Stone has built a career for herself playing the pretty, smarter-than-average love interest in male-driven movies like Zombieland and Superbad , but the time has finally come for her to be a star on her own.
Excerpt: In Easy A , Emma Stone plays an unassuming high-school student who flouts taboos without really breaking them. That makes her the perfect heroine for a movie that knows the rules of high-school comedies, tweaks them, but still colors within the lines.
Summary: Everyone will tell you that the best thing about easy-going teen comedy Easy A is Emma Stone and that’s entirely true. As Olive, she carves a niche that’s intelligent and self-aware but not Juno-insufferable.