Easy A

Easy A

Will Gluck (2010)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Emma Stone demonstrated her star charisma with this teen movie, playing one of those girls who just fades into the background at high school. So when the fibs she tells about her (actually nonexistent) sexual exploits start doing the rounds, it's no surprise that Stone is flattered by the attention. But, of course, we know that those tall tales are only going to get her into deeper trouble. What unfolds is a deft, witty and sympathetic tale of adolescent confusions that bravely references both Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and John Hughes teen pics of the 1980s - and gets away with it. There's also a stellar supporting cast that includes Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as Stone's groovy parents, and Malcolm McDowell and Lisa Kudrow as members of the school staff, and they all make the most of writer Bert V Royal's gold-standard dialogue. True, the plot almost overreaches itself, but it's still enormously funny and has surprising cross-generational appeal.


A misfit teenage girl lies about her non-existent sexual history, and soon becomes the talk of the school. While she endures the harassment of conservative classmates, she grows to love the attention and sets out to create yet more rumours - but is unprepared when things get out of hand. Teen comedy, starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgley and Amanda Bynes.

Cast & Crew

Olive Penderghast Emma Stone
Woodchuck Todd Penn Badgley
Marianne Amanda Bynes
Mr Griffith Thomas Haden Church
Rosemary Penderghast Patricia Clarkson
Micah Cam Gigandet
Mrs Griffith Lisa Kudrow
Principal Gibbons Malcolm McDowell
Rhiannon Alyson Michalka
Dill Penderghast Stanley Tucci
Brandon Dan Byrd
Director Will Gluck
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 22 Oct 2010