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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

[8.00/10] Easy A (2010)


Easy A (2010)

In this modern-day version of "The Scarlet Letter", Olive Penderghast, who on the heels of a little white lie about losing her virginity, finds that her new-found bad-girl rap has an upside: she is finally getting noticed. Olive decides to exploit her "easy" reputation and use the school rumor mill to advance her social status. But life starts to spin hilariously out of control, and there is only one boy who sees through her vixen veneer to the heart of it. "Easy A" is without a doubt the smartest teen comedy in years. It shines with its absolutely refreshing and clever story, witty script, terrific performances and countless funny and very smart one-liners. While it doesn't take itself too seriously, there is a truthfulness about it, since it credibly portrays the young generation, as it doesn't afraid to show how exactly most teenagers act and behave nowadays. However, "Easy A" is all about Emma Stone! If you think she was great in "Zombieland", then wait to see her in this one. She gets an easy "A" for her outrageously terrific performance as Olive. Emma not only has an amazing comedic talent, but she carries the whole movie on her shoulders, nailing her playful character perfectly. She's natural, intelligent and thoroughly believable, and she possesses an extraordinary physical beauty that makes her even more captivating to watch. This is, hands down, one of the best female performances of the year! The supporting cast is incredible as well, and a pure joy to watch. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson are both excellent and extremely funny as the liberal open-minded quirky parents. Penn Badgley as Olive's love interest, Todd, is believable as he's charming, Aly Michalka is hilarious as her sex-obsessed best friend, and Dan Byrd as her gay classmate is humorous, charming and likable. Futhermore, "Easy A" is nicely-shot, creatively-edited and perfectly-paced, which makes the overall experience even more engaging. Clever, witty, outrageously funny and wonderfully-acted, "Easy A" is easily the best and most original teen flick since Mark Waters' comedic masterpiece, "Mean Girls".

14 comments:

Andrew Green said...

I'm not surprised that this film delivered....
Heck, Emma Stone alone should make it worthwhile.

Nebular said...

Andrew, this film as nothing short of fantastic. And Emma Stone... oh, boy... she was absolutely incredible. You should check this one out ;) You'll love it :)

elgartcalago said...

I really agree with you my friend! Emma Stone is absolutely gorgeous!

Nebular said...

Elgard, buddy... Emma is truly fascinating. Have you watched this one? :)

Jaccstev said...

Where you watch this one buddy? Cinema or your computer? ;) Is the DVDrip already leaked?

Nebular said...

I watched it at the cineplex right next to my block ;) I'm not watching everything on my computer;)

Here's the mall & cineplex. It lookss great,huh?:)

http://www.cinemacity.nl/userfiles/file/kina/plovdiv/oooooooooooooo-001.jpg

Jaccstev said...

Wow, I should watch a movie sometime there.. :)

You already gave me the picture of your fave cinema so I would be really egoistic if I ain't do the same thing, huh? :)

Here's the picture of my fave cinema and the mall complex area.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/VivoCity_105.JPG
http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2007/11/21/172112/VivoCityAerial.jpg

AndyM said...

emma stone, star in the making, brilliant in zombieland, brilliant in this...not too harsh on the eyes either :)

elgartcalago said...

Haven't seen it yet buddy, but I will surely check this out!

Nebular said...

No, I'm the one who has to say WOW! Your mall/cinema looks so fancy and sea-waves-like. I love it! :) Our looks pathetic compared to yours, Jaccsy. What about an exchange? :) And did you see the buildings that surround the mall? They're so depressing and old... but, hey, we are a former communist country, what I expect?:)

I live right next to the mall, by the way:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x44/nebular82/CinemaCity-Plovdiv.jpg

Nebular said...

Andy, she was really phenomenal in "Easy A". It's arguably one of the best female performances of the year along with Claire Danes as Temple Grandin.

Nebular said...

Elgard, you should definitely see this one! :)

Jaccstev said...

Thanks for your compliment pal. British perhaps had taught some great things when they occupied Singapore many many years ago. But still every city or country should have their own more or less.

Nebular said...

You're welcome, buddy. That was more than a deserving compliment. :)

Then, bring the British people here in BG. We need a serious "update"! :)