Friday, March 30, 2018

Easy A (2010)

Easy A stars the charismatic Emma Stone as high school student Olive.  Olive, before her life spiralled out of control, was a normal smart girl who never stood out.  However, a lie that is overheard by someone, quickly fueled the rumor that spread like wildfire around school and she built an infamous reputation of becoming a prostitute.  The unfortunate thing is that each lie keeps building, and she is lying to help the reputations of people and improve their social standing.  This fact allows the viewers to stand behind Olive and believe in her even though everyone else in the film thinks she is horrible.  Easy A is marketed as a comedy although the humor is more subtle and evenly spaced, focusing on quality rather than quantity.  Towards the end of the film, you wonder how the problem is going to be resolved since the lie is so big now, that it is near impossible to dispel it.  The resolution was a tad bit disappointing, and we never got closure in terms of what happened to some of the other people.  Overall, Easy A has a surprisingly good story, although filled with some very cringe-worthy scenes.

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